Christmas is almost here and we are slowing down and focusing on time with those closest to us. From the crafts spread across the table to the games and puzzles played around the tree, each tiny moment is a much needed salve for the soul. For adults and children alike, the act of baking is a fulfilling way to create and collaborate with eachother. Sarah always made these snickerdoodle cookies in her Waldorf classroom around the holidays because they are so quick, easy and delicious. We hope you’ll enjoy making them with your children too!
Sarah's Snickerdoodle Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring out a large mixing bowl and cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for a minute longer.
Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon.
Roll into small smooth balls. Drop into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat well. Using a spoon, coat for a second time, ensuring the cookie balls are completely covered. You can’t have too much of this topping!
Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for several minutes before removing from the pan.
Pour a glass of milk or cocoa and enjoy!