Today, we have another recipe from our family's recipe box. My grandfather (my "Papa") painstakingly typed up a bunch of his recipes for us to enjoy for years to come. Hopefully, you'll enjoy these Snickerdoodle cookies, too! My "papa" was such a special person and I am so fortunate to have had him in my life! I get a lot of qualities from him and I never felt anything but love and pride from him. He served during World War II and was a lawyer in the U.S. Army. He loved gardening and cooking - both things I acquired from him!
To tell you the truth I was so in love with Snickerdoodle cookies growing up that I actually named one of our boxers "Snickerdoodle!" She was such a sweetheart and had a long life filled with lots of love! We used to call her "the Dude." Hence, the name Snicker-DUDE-les.
These cookies are so yummy and cooking them creates a smell that makes you just want to reach in that oven and pull them out ... seriously!
Ingredients for cookies:
- 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 c. flour
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
First, mix butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and eggs until they are well blended.
Add remaining ingredients and stir through.
Roll into balls and roll in mixture - 3 Tbsp. brown sugar mixed with 3 tsp. cinnamon - as my "Papa" said "can be increased to make them more tasty!".
I flattened them out a little bit with six on a cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 mins. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
So, what's your favorite cookie? Snickerdoodles, Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip ... ?