1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Cream butter, add sugar. Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Roll teaspoons of micture into balls. Roll into sugar mixture: 2 tablespoons cinnamon with 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.
I want to make these because they’re the cookies Veronica makes for Wallace.
Does anyone know what the point of adding cream of tartar is? What does it do? Should I go and buy some? I look it up…wikipedia says it reacts with the baking soda and stabilises the egg whites. That seems good. Maybe I should buy some.
Also: I need tupperware. Specifically little tupperware spice containers. I opened the fair trade cinnamon last night and it was nice and safe in plastic bags but I can’t keep it in its little cardboard baggie very effectively.
FWI. Fair trade spice is the same price as ordinary spice.
Ooh, wikipedia has a recipe for snickerdoodles dating back to 1898!
Three quarters of a cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of milk, 3 cups of flour, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon of soda. Mix; drop on a tin in spoonfuls, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and bake in quick oven.
M. Elizabeth Adams.
I love “bake in a quick oven” that is the most awesome direction in a recipe I’ve seen for ages.