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(recipe, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1½ cups sugar. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
- Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a sturdy rubber scraper or wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture. Cover and chill the dough for about 1 hour, or until easy to handle.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, stir together the ¼ cup sugar and the cinnamon. Shape the dough into 1½-inch balls. Roll the balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place the balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Praline Snickerdoodles: Prepare as above, except stir in 1 cup toffee pieces and 1/2 cup chopped pecans after the flour mixture.