What’s not to love about Snickerdoodle cookies? I love anything with cinnamon…These cookies are coated with a cinnamon sugar coating. What would a snickerdoodle be without that? I cut back on the baking soda and added a tad bit of brown sugar. These cookies are buttery and chewy with a slight taste of tang (thank you cream of tartar).
Let’s chat about cream of tartar. What is it? It is the potassium acid salt of tartaric acid for cooking. But what does that even mean? I was one of those people who didn’t know what it was, just that it belonged in most snickerdoodle cookie recipes. It is used for a number of reasons. Cream of tartar basically helps activate baking soda and makes cookies rise. It also adds a unique tang to the flavor and is a sort of stabilizer. It creates the light, fluffy and chewy characteristics of a cookie. If you noticed I did not add any vanilla extract to this recipe because vanilla extract tends to neutralize that tangy flavor.
This recipe is quite easy to make with a few ingredients and no dough chilling required.
Add this recipe to your list of things to do! You will be glad that you did!