These cookies are sure to please everyone in the house.

Everyday Food, September 2004


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Makes 48


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. With an electric mixer, cream butter and 1 2/3 cups sugar until light, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat, scraping bowl as needed, until dough comes together when squeezed (it will appear dry).

  • Make the topping: In a small bowl, mix together remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.

  • Shape dough. Scoop 48 level tablespoons. Squeeze each tightly with fist; roll into balls. Roll balls in topping to coat evenly. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets; flatten with bottom of a glass. Sprinkle tops with remaining topping (there may be excess).

  • Bake, one sheet at a time, until tops are puffed and crackly, and bottoms are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on sheets; transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes

These cookies will keep for up to three days in an airtight container at room temperature; include a few marshmallows to help the cookies stay moist.