Soft and chewy, and rolled in cinnamon sugar, what’s not to love about a good snickerdoodle?

Though pretty tasty, I would have never guessed that it’s the cookie of choice for a lot of dudes I know. I’ve never received more requests or positive feedback for any other cookie. My studies show guys like cinnamon + sugar.

That’s a good thing because I’m sweet and a little spicy, too. HA. jk jk. Eyeroll…

Well, here’s a great snickerdoodle recipe that will win you lots of compliments.

p.s. The trick to make them uniform in size is to use a quick-release cookie scoop.

Makes about 3 – 4 dozen (depending on cookie size)
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

For rolling
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).

Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Beat until fluffy (~30 seconds).

Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Using a cookie dough scoop, make balls of dough, and then roll each ball into the bowl of cinnamon/sugar.

Place dough 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes, or until set but not too hard.  Remove from baking sheets and cool on a cooling rack.