Oh how I miss my Newfie pal Jannie P. at Christmas time.
She was famous for her fruitcake and her snickerdoodles, as well as her tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich dinners on days when I just felt poopy.
Given that I’ve already posted a fruitcake recipe, I’m going to share her snickerdoodle recipe.
Be sure to share these with a friend over a cuppa’tea and a good old chin-wag.
1 cup softened butter
1.5 cups sugar
2.5 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon for rolling
Cream butter and sugar and beat in eggs one at a time.
In a separate bowl sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add wet mixture to dry and stir until combined.
Shape into 1″ balls (or smaller) and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
Bake at 400 for 7-8 minutes.
Don’t be afraid to take these cookies out when they’re still quite soft in order to maintain a ‘chewy’ texture. These cookies spread quite a bit so space well on the cookie sheet.