Thursday, August 20, 2009


Mmm... chewy cinnamon sugar cookie goodness.

The dough is my favorite part, but the finished cookies aren't too bad, either. I do have a tendency to make the cookies a bit too big-- the recipe says that this makes 36 cookies, but it only made maybe 24 for me. Granted, I probably ate several cookies' worth of dough.

(from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
which has the greatest cookie recipes-- every one I've tried has been fantastic)

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t cream of tartar
1 egg
1/2 t vanilla
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour

for coating dough balls:
2 T sugar
1 t ground cinnamon

Beat butter on high for 30 seconds; add 1 cup sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar. Beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour. Cover and chill dough in fridge for 1 hour.

Combine 2 T sugar, cinnamon on a plate. Scoop out teaspoons of dough, roll into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon mixture and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 for 10-11 minutes.

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