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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Ingredients (9)

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories79
  • Fat3.42g
  • Saturated fat2.07g
  • Trans fat0.13g
  • Carbs11.41g
  • Fiber0.25g
  • Sugar6.85g
  • Protein0.91g
  • Cholesterol16.78mg
  • Sodium44.55mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (44 servings) Powered by

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Snickerdoodles, buttery cookies rolled in cinnamon-sugar, are a staple at bake sales and holiday gatherings. Their characteristic sour note comes from cream of tartar, which before the advent of baking powder was used in conjunction with baking soda as a leavening agent.

This recipe was featured as part of our Back-to-School Bake Sale story and our Baked Sweets photo gallery.

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Instructions

  1. 1Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Place 1/4 cup of the sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl and mix until evenly combined; set aside.
  2. 2Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to aerate and break up any lumps; set aside.
  3. 3Combine butter and remaining 1 1/4 cups sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until eggs are fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add flour mixture. Mix on low speed until fully incorporated, about 20 seconds.
  4. 4Form tablespoon-size balls of dough with your hands and roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  5. 5Bake cookies until golden brown and crackly on top but still soft in the middle, about 11 minutes. Immediately remove from the baking sheet and cool on a rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
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