Snickerdoodles hold a special place in my heart. They were the first cookie I learned how to bake. I can still see the page of the old Better Homes and Garden red and white cookbook that I pulled out hundreds of times to bake from (in part because I still have the cookbook :)).
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup of butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
3 tbl. sugar
1 tbl. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl mix 3 tbl. of sugar and 1 tbl. of cinnamon. Set aside.
Next, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla, milk, and eggs and beat well. Add baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour until the dough is well combined and formed.
Make one inch balls from dough. Roll each ball in the mixture of cinnamon sugar.
Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and slightly flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 8-10 minutes until light golden. Makes approx. 66 cookies.