I have made these cookies many times and they are a favorite in my family. These cookies have crispy edges, but are soft and chewy in the middle. The base for this recipe is a sugar cookie dough. The cinnamon is added by rolling the sugar cookie dough balls into a cinnamon-sugar mixture. There is less sugar than normal in this recipe due to the sugar coating that your dough will be covered in.
These cookies are so easy. A few weeks ago, I was planning on making macarons for my friend. I don’t know what went wrong, but they stuck to the pan, and had no feet. Strange because that had never happened to me before. I was scraping them off with a spatula, tears almost forming in my eyes, trying to get something off the pan. My fingers were burning from the pan, I was a mess. My mom told me to make something else, so I whipped up these cookies in an hour, and they came out perfect. Thats when I knew this recipe was definitely a keeper.
I remember watching Kids Baking Championship a while back and a boy made sugar cookies. But instead of calling them “sugar cookies,” he called them “snickerdoodles without the cinnamon.” Haha, that has no relation with today’s post but I just thought that was funny.
Again, everyone loves these cookies! I make these for family gatherings and for my friends all the time. They come out perfect each time. This recipe is kid-friendly (like most of my recipes) and I hope it becomes a favorite in your family like mine!
These cookies are best stored in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.
Can I substitute something for the cream of tartar?
I don’t know of a good substitute that would work but the cream of tartar isn’t mandatory. You can leave it out. The cream of tartar gives it a little more “chew.” Without it, it would be a bit more crunchy from the un-dissolved sugar, which is still tasty.
1 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 3/4 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:
1/4 cup Sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for about 3-4 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Then, after scraping down the sides of the bowl, add the eggs one at a time and mix on medium-low speed until they are fully combined. Add the vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together (by hand) the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
- On either very low speed, or by hand, gradually add the flour and mix until it forms a dough.
- Chill the dough for 15 minutes. While it is chilling, stir together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
- Roll balls that are about 1 1/2 tablespoon. Roll them into the mixture, until they are well coated. Space them at least 2 inches apart on a prepared baking tray (lined).
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. Then cool them on a cooling rack and enjoy!
If you make these, please let me know how they come out! I love hearing from y’all! (Ok the “ya’ll” sounded strange but I’ll keep it there for laughs) 🙂