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Snickerdoodle Cookies
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Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
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24 cookies

These classic sugar- and cinnamon-sprinkled cookies from Cookie Cart in Minneapolis, Minnesota have the perfect balance of chewy to crispy. 


    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 3/4 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 3 tablespoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix butter, 1 1/2 cups of sugar and eggs thoroughly in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture. Chill the dough and chill an ungreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge.

Meanwhile, mix together the 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Scoop 1-inch pieces of dough into the sugar-cinnamon mixture and coat by gently rolling the balls. Place on chilled ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 10 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.