You can’t go wrong with a good ol’ fashion snickerdoodle! They travel well, and no kid says no to a Snickerdoodle! This recipe comes from my mom; who raised us on love and Snickerdoodles. The smell of them baking still sparks favorite childhood memories and I’m excited to tuck a few into my own son’s lunchbox soon. Good Old Snickerdoodles!Snickerdoodle Makes 12 large cookies Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla, mix until combined. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients; flour, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing well between each addition. The dough should not be sticky and should not be crumbly. If it is sticky, mix in flour one tablespoon at a time until it becomes not sticky. If the mixture is crumbly, mix in water one teaspoon at a time until the dough holds together. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and place on a plate. Measure dough with a 1/4 cup measure and roll into balls. Roll each ball to coat well in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until the center is just set. Let cool 2 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack   Interested in more tips for living in the East Valley? Sign up at