Now, I don’t want an inbox full of complaints over this recipe. I know that for some of you this cookie is too plain and ordinary for the holidays. However, it has cinnamon on it which makes it festive and wonderful! I wanted to call it yummy, but my husband recently told me that I use the word yummy, too much. Sigh.
Anyway, in addition to being a family favorite, I love this recipe because it was originally given to my mother by my Babchi (grandmother) written on a piece of my father’s 2nd grade homework! It might be just like every other Snickerdoodle recipe, but has a very cool story to go with it!
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon cram of tartar
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Stir together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a small bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter and 1 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Beat in egg and vanilla till combined.
Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1 ½ -inch balls. Roll ball in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden. Transfer to a wire rack and cool. Makes about 30 cookies.