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January 4, 2010

Crispy Snicker Doodles

1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
1 egg

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and half the cinnamon together in a bowl, then add the salt. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar (less 2 Tbsp) together. Add the egg.

Combine the dry ingredients with the butter mixture and mix to a smooth paste. Cover the dough and refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until firm. Mix together the remaining sugar and the cinnamon. Shape the dough into small balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar.

Place the balls at least 2" apart, as the mixtures will spread to produce a thin cookie. Flatten each cookie slightly with a fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cook for 5 minutes.

Makes 2 dozen.