Classic Snickerdoodles

So good–you can’t have just one!


1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/4 cup self-rising flour **See Note**
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1.  In a large mixing bowl mix butter and sugar.  Add beaten eggs.  Blend throughly.  Blend in flour a little at a time, until all of the flour is incorporated.

2. Form into 1-inch balls.

3.  Mix sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.  Roll the cookie balls in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.  Place cookie balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

4.  Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes (9 minutes works perfectly for me)

5. Remove cookies from baking sheet and place on a rack to cool.

These are delicious warm and right out of the oven!  Perfect for afternoon tea as well.


**If you are using all purpose flour you will need to use 2 1/4 cup flour, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar , 1 teaspoon soda, and 1/4 salt.

***If dough feels to sticky put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes then roll into balls.

****I use a cookie scoop to get the perfect shape in making cookies like this.

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