Even though I don’t consider myself much of a baker, I make a lot—A LOT—of homemade cookies.

Homemade Snickerdoodles are THE BEST!

A couple years ago I stopped buying packaged cookies from the grocery store. Homemade cookies are SO simple and quick to make (like, done in 20 minutes). And let’s be honest, they taste way better, too.

It started to seem absurd to spend $4 to $5 on a package of mediocre cookies, when I could make amazing chocolate chip cookies for a fraction of the cost, with most of the ingredients already on hand in my pantry. Am I right?

Homemade Snickerdoodles are THE BEST!

So, on the weekends I usually whip up a couple dozen cookies for our kids (and me) to enjoy after dinner, and as a treat in their lunchboxes during the week.

This also means I get to lick we get to lick the cookie dough bowl, an experience that’s sorely missed when you buy the cookies from the store.

Homemade Snickerdoodles are THE BEST!

It’s hard to stray away from classic chocolate chip cookies. They’re my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E. But, since my son’s favorite happens to not be chocolate chip, I humor him now and again by making HIS favorite: Snickerdoodles!

Homemade Snickerdoodles are THE BEST!

Cinnamon sugar, buttery cookie—what’s not to love (especially warm right out of the oven)?

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Perfect warm, right out of the oven!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cream the butter, 3/4 cup sugar and egg together with a mixer for 2 minutes. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together in separate medium bowl.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and continue mixing for 1 more minute, or until the ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the cookie dough into 1-1/2" balls, then coat them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place them on an ungreased baking sheet about 2" apart.
  5. Bake the Snickerdoodles for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges look golden and the tops aren't shiny. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for 1 minute before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


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