Great American Cookie Snickerdoodles

Today I ran the Red Nose Half Marathon with two wonderful friends. It was a first for one of them and she totally rocked it! I'm so proud.

A plus to this race is that it takes place in my hometown, so I got to spend a little time with my sweet mom. She made Snickerdoodles for after the race, and they came out perfectly! Soft and chewy. She used a recipe that I pulled off the internet 10+ years ago when I was in high school. It makes the best Snickerdoodles I've had yet, and is based on a recipe from the Great American Cookie place.

makes 16-18 cookies

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

2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1) Cream the butter and sugars on high
2) Add egg and vanilla, and beat until smooth
3) Combine flour, salt, baking sod, and cream of tartar in another bowl
4) Pour dry into wet ingredients and mix well
5) Preheat over to 300 degrees
6) Refrigerate the dough for 30-60 minutes
7) Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl
8) Take 2 1/2 Tbsp of dough and roll into ball
9) Roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture
10) Bake 12-14 minutes

1 comment:

Cakelaw said...

Congrats on finishing the marathon! I love the sound of snickerdoodles - it is sch a cool name for a cookie.