Snickerdoodles

Who doesn't love a warm cinnamon sugar encrusted cookie? I think snickerdoodles are hands down one of my favorite cookies. I've spent a while perfecting my perfect recipe (does include wheat and butter----and I unfortunately can't eat them). I love to make snickerdoodles small, almost the size of a quarter, that way they have the perfect crumb and the sugar crusts the edges while they bake! It is a truly magnificent experience!

Ingredients: Preheat your oven to 350°

Cookie Dough:

- 1 stick of soft butter

- 1 1/2 cups of flour

- 1 1/4 cups of sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar

- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

- 2 large room temperature eggs

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon of baking powder

Topping:

- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar

-  2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

Steps:

1. Cream your butter and sugar in a mixing bowl on medium speed

2. Add in your eggs one at a time and beat until combined

3. Add in your spices and vanilla extract until smooth

4. Next, add your flour, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar in batches until the dough is smooth 

5. In a small bowl combine your 1/2 cup of sugar and your cinnamon

6. Pinch small pieces of dough, roll into a ball and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture

7. Place 1 1/2 inches a part on a parchment lined baking sheet

8. Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown

*yields around 24 cookies