I love finding delicious dessert recipes that only use ingredients I already have in my pantry! I wanted to try a batch of Snickerdoodles, but every recipe I found called for Cream of Tartar - until I found this one!! The cookies baked up light and crisp, with just the right amount of sweetness. Win!
Snickerdoodles WITHOUT Cream of Tartar - courtesy Frugal Village Forums: "Snickerdoodles
(from Martha's Holiday Cookies 2005)
makes about 20 (or 40, if you make the balls very small)
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Put butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture.
2. Stir together cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. (at this point I needed to chill the dough for about half an hour) Shape dough into 20 (1 3/4-inch) balls; roll in cinnamon sugar. Space 3 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
3. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
Baking powder: $0.05
Cinnamon, salt: $0.10
GRAND TOTAL: $2.19 for about 2 dozen cookies!