Not really sure why these cinnamon sugar cookies are called Snickerdoodles , but they are a real favorite amongst young and old alike . I love sugar cookies , but there is something about cinnamon sugar that just hits the spot . These crackly topped cookies are a delight to see and eat.
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
Photograph by Rahul Mahtani
1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp EnerG egg replacer mixed as directed to equal one egg plus 1 Tbs unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbs granulated sugar plus 1 tsp cinnamon combined to make cinnamon sugar
In a medium bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds . Add 1 cup sugar , baking soda and cream of tartar , beat until combined , scraping bowl occasionally . Beat in combined EnerG and allplesauce and vanilla and beat till combined. Beat in flour , just till combined . DO NOT OVER MIX . Cover and chill in refridgerator for 1 hour .
Preheat oven to 375*F.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls . Roll in the cinnamon sugar and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375*F for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden . Transfer cookies to a wire rack . Cool.