The Christmas season isn’t the only time for Snickerdoodles, but it’s a good reason to bake them. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Mix 1/2 C. butter with 3/4 C. sugar and an egg. Sift together 1 1/3 C. sifted flour, 1 tsp. cream of tartar, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Mix into the butter mixture. Roll into balls the size of small walnuts.
Roll in a mixture of equal parts of sugar and cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned, but still soft. (I bake for 8 minutes because my son likes cookies on the soft side.)
Makes 2 1/2 dozen 2″ cookies. Unless you don’t eat cookies or you have a house crowded with cookie eating friends, hide them because they are seriously addicting.