December 14, 2010

Christmas Cookies

When I was a girl, my mom helped me make Snickerdoodles out of my Sesame Street cookbook. I still use the recipe to make homemade gifts or a special treat for my boys. They make the whole house smell like Christmas!

Sesame Street Snickerdoodles
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon

In mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter with wooden spoon. Beat in egg and vanilla. In small bowl, stir together flour, salt, soda, and cream of tartar. Stir into butter mixture. Roll balls of dough in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place balls on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.