How can a name like snickerdoodle conjure anything but good times? These cookies with a funny name and I go way back. Snickerdoodles are similar to a sugar cookie, with the addition of cream of tartar, and are rolled in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
Snickerdoodles are the first cookie my mom taught me how to make by myself. She showed me how to cream the sugar and soft butter together until they are light and fluffy to get that perfect texture. She taught me to never skimp on the vanilla. Nothing compares to good quality, pure vanilla extract. And most important, if you leave them in the oven until they look done, they are probably over-baked. Cookies will continue to cook on the hot pan after they are removed from the oven. Once they are cool, they will be just right.