Snickerdoodles

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I have a bad case of the Sunday Blues.  You know that feeling where you start to panic because the weekend is so short and the week is so long and there’s about five hundred billion things you need to get done, but you don’t even know where to begin and you’re just melancholy and mopey and blahhh all day.  Ya, that’s the Sunday Blues and I’ve got ’em BIG TIME.

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This recipe I have for you today is a Sunday Blues kinda recipe.  It’s a “I don’t want to do my homework so I’m going to bake cookies and eat ten of them” kind of recipe.  The last time I remember making snickerdoodles was when I was about seven.  I don’t know why I’ve waited so long because they are REALLY good.  And this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is extra soft and fluffy and SUPER easy.

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These cookies make me want to put cinnamon-sugar on everything.  Oatmeal. Toast. Apples.  All lovely Fall combinations.  Well, enjoy these soft snickerdoodle cookies!  And don’t let Sunday get you down.  Let’s be real.  It’s nothing a cookie and a glass of milk can’t solve.

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RECIPE (adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Cookies:

– 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

– 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar

– 1 egg

– 2 tsp vanilla extract

– 3 cups all purpose flour

– 2 tsp cream of tartar

– 1 tsp baking soda

– 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 1/2 tsp salt

Topping:

– 1/4 cup granulated sugar

– 1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

To make the topping, whisk together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar for a couple minutes.  Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.  In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Slowly pour this dry ingredient combination into the butter mixture, mixing as you go.  It will get pretty thick, so you may need to use your hands to bring all the dough together.

Roll the dough into small balls with your hands. Roll them in the cinnamon-sugar topping to coat.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake 11-12 minutes.  Lightly push down on tops of cookies while they are still warm to flatten them slightly.  Enjoy with a cold glass of milk! Yum 🙂

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