So this isn’t my own individual recipe. It’s from my dear friend Caitlin, who is a culinary genius! Some of the other things she’s made that have blown me away: truffles, mousse spoons, peanut butter cup cookies (which will make an appearance later on in this blog), and my personal favorite, our friend’s wedding cake (below). Gorgeous AND delicious!

Anyway, I used to not really be a huge fan of cookies that didn’t include chocolate, but after trying Caitlin’s snickerdoodles, I just had to get the recipe. Incidentally, these are my dad’s new favorite. And they’re super easy too!

2 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar, divided (1/4, 1 1/2)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (more to taste if you like it a bit spicy)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. In a shallow bowl or a small plate, stir together 1/4 cup of sugar and the cinnamon; set aside.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs 1 at a time, mixing until incorporated. Mix in the vanilla. On low speed, add the flour mixture, mixing just until it is incorporated. The dough will be soft and smooth.

Gently roll portions of the dough between the palms of your hands to form smooth balls (if the dough is a little too sticky, refrigerate it briefly). Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat it evenly, and place the cookies 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets (these spread a fair amount during baking).

In a 350 degree oven, bake the cookies on parchment paper or silpat-lined baking sheets just until the bottoms and edges are golden, about 16 minutes. The centers of the cookies should feel firm on top and soft underneath–this indicates that the cookies will have the desired soft, slightly chewy center.


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