When Kyla asked me the other day if she could bake something I was so exhausted that I told her that as long as she could do it on her own & make sure every dish she used was washed and put away that it was fine.
Well, she made THE BEST snickerdoodle cookies I have ever had!! And everything (but 2 cookie sheets that were still hot) in the kitchen had been cleaned up and put away! And so I got to be lazy on the couch and enjoy a few cookies while veggin' and watching the Olympics. What more could a Mom ask for?
These cookies were so soft & chewy (thus the name) and stayed that way the next day as well.
Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles
Recipe adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up!
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes. Add the eggs and beat for a couple more minutes.
Combine the flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add it to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Scoop cookies balls into the cinnamon/sugar mixture and roll until they are coated. We love to use the cookie scoops for this step...it works wonders & is so much faster, but you can definitely just use your hands for this step.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Leave them on the cookie tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack.