Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a simple cookie, but simple does not mean short on flavor.  These cookies bring me back to my childhood.  I grew up in a wonderful neighborhood full of girls all around the same age, and we were all very good friends.  Our days were filled with dressing up, making hats out of paper plates and bowls, and making up dances and performing them at our annual neighborhood block party.  One of my friend’s moms made these cookies often, I’m pretty positive this is her recipe.  These cookies are soft and chewy and coated in cinnamon and sugar.  They are my son’s favorite cookie, he seriously just ate 3 in a row!

Ingredients for Cookies:

1/2 cup softened butter

1-1/2 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.


Beat softened butter on high speed.


Add 1/2 the flour.  Also add sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.  Beat until it comes together.


Add the rest of the flour.  It may look crumbly at the bottom, use your hands to incorporate the crumbs into the dough.


In a bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the coating.


Roll the dough into small balls and then roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to thoroughly coat.


Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet.


Bake at 375 degrees fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes.

Click here for printable recipe.


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