Snickerdoodles are simple sugar cookies, rolled in balls and coated with cinnamon and sugar before baking.

These cookies need to be chilled before rolling and baking.


1/2 cup(1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups flour

For rolling-
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a mixing bowl, beat the butter til creamy.
Add the 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
Beat that well.
Scrape sides of bowl, if needed.
Mix in the vanilla extract and egg.
Blend in the flour.
Cover and chill for an hour.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Get out some cookie sheets.

In a small bowl, mix the 2 Tablespoons sugar and cinnamon.
Take the cookie dough out of the fridge and roll it into balls. About 1 inch or so.
Roll the balls into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and put on cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-11 minutes until set and edges are golden.

You will get about 36 cookies.