Perfect Snickerdoodles (3)These cookies will melt in your mouth!  The sugar and cinnamon make them so tasty. A great holiday cookie for a gift or just anytime. Your friends and family will love these cookies!

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix butter, sugar, and eggs with mixer in a large bowl.  Add cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla and continue mixing.  Add flour and mix well. Put flour in refrigerator for about 20 minutes. In a smaller bowl mix the 3 tablespoons of sugar and the 3 teaspoons of cinnamon.   Remove flour and roll into balls with your hands about the size of a walnut.  Roll balls in cinnamon and sugar and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Cook in preheated 350 degree oven 10 – 12 minutes.  Remove the cookies from the pan as soon as you take them from the oven.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.  Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Southern Sour Cream Pecan Cookies.
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  1. i just made these cookies just want u to know.they r soooooo good with a glass of cold milk. I going 2 freeze some of them for Christmas with the another cookies I made

  2. Recipe says place flour in refrigerator for 20 minutes, why?

  3. i have been looking for this recipe for many years. made it when my kids where small and somehow in moving lost it. other cookies called snickerdoodles but not the same thank you

  4. Hi Judy!
    I made this recipe and it is excellent: I have eaten cookies like a big hog and it was the most fun! Thanks for the great recipe,

  5. I just love these cookies. I made them many times for my kids. Balisha

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