Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Morning (afternoon?) Recipe Snickerdoodles


1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars with an electric mixer on high speed.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
2.  In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
3.  Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
4.  Preheat the oven to 300 degrees while you let the dough rest for 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator.
5.  In a small bowl combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping.
6.  Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball.  Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press onto an un-greased cookie sheet.  Repeat for the remaining cookies.
7.  Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes and NO more.  The cookies may seem undercooked, but will continue to develop after they are removed from the oven.  When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the middle.

Makes 16-18 cookies.

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