From the Recipe Box: Snickerdoodles

by kitchenarian on March 26, 2011

I believe that one of the greatest pleasures as a mother is to cook with your child. Time in the kitchen together creates not only great tasting treats, but sweet memories as well. All of my children like to cook. Sous Chef has a passion for baking. My middle child has spent many hours in the kitchen cooking with me, but at this point in his life, he prefers just to be fed. My youngest child often asks to bake with me. This week he told me that he found a recipe that he wanted to cook. So we set aside a little time together in the kitchen. When I asked him what we were baking, he pulled out his i-touch and quickly directed me to a recipe he had found on-line at – snickerdoodles were his cookie of choice.

I try to take the hands off approach when cooking with my children and usually allow them to mix, measure and bake while I read the recipe or just watch. We had a teaching moment when there was a bit of confusion between teaspoons and tablespoons, but it was caught in time; no worries. My youngest is actually quite proficient in the kitchen, so there was very little for me to do, except clean up of course! Oh, and for the purposes of this post, my son said that he preferred to be called the Cookie-Meister.


1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugar and eggs thoroughly in a large bowl. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture. Chill the dough and a cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix 3 tablespoons sugar and 3 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl. Make 1 inch balls of the cookie dough and roll in the sugar mixture. Place on a chilled ungreased cookie sheet, and bake approximately 10 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.

My afternoon in the kitchen with the Cookie-Meister was great fun. We hope you enjoy our cookies.

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yummychunklet March 27, 2011 at 2:59 am

These cookies look yummy!


Cakelaw March 27, 2011 at 3:52 am

I love the fact that your son loves to bake, and chooses recipes to make. These look fabulous!


Liz March 27, 2011 at 9:47 am

I love baking with kids – snickerdoodles are great (and delicious) project.


Kate @ March 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

The cookie-meister… I love it!!
And I love his creation – the snickerdoodles look great, especially next to that adorable mug with the kitty!


Happy When Not Hungry March 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

I love snickerdoodles but haven’t made them in forever! They look wonderful and I’ll definitely have to try baking these!


Christina March 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

This is a great, kid friendly cookie to make! YUM!


Fresh and Foodie March 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

Theses look great! Much fluffier looking than other snickerdoodles I’ve had. This is my husband’s favorite cookie — definitely bookmarking this one. Thanks!


Meghan March 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I love that your little one likes to bake! How cute that he found the recipe he wanted to make on his own! Cookies look good too 🙂


Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen March 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Snickerdoodles are an absolute favorite in my book and yours look so soft and delicious. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!


briarrose March 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Ehehehe…the Cookie-Meister…so cute. Beautiful cookies.


Liz March 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

My 3 kids just prefer to eat, not cook! You are a lucky mom. My youngest, though, loves snickerdoodles, so we’ll have to try the Cookie-Meister’s recipe 🙂


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