Cinnamon is one of my favorite scents. It’s warm and cozy. Anytime I bake with cinnamon it just makes me happy. Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite cinnamon recipes, my Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies. You will love these cookies because they are soft, chewy, and slightly tangy from one special ingredient. Plus, they are easy to make!
These cookies are soft… and I mean SOFT and chewy. They are like puffy cookie pillows coated in cinnamon and sugar.
An important ingredient you’ll need to make snickerdoodles is cream of tartar. If you don’t have this on hand, you can find it in the spice aisle at the grocery store. In short, cream of tartar prevents the sugar from crystallizing and creating a crunchy texture in your cookie. I like to add it to cookie recipes when I want a soft, chewy cookie.
Cream of tartar also gives the cookies a unique, slightly tangy flavor. Curious about other uses for cream of tartar? You can use it to stabilize meringues and whipped creams, or use it in combination with baking soda as a leavening agent.
I hope you enjoy these snickerdoodles as much as I do! What is your favorite cinnamon recipe?