This basic recipe, (which I got from one of those googled sites after hearing "snickerdoodles" on some TV show), makes about 40 cookies depending on size of spoon used to put mix on trays. I like them small. To me, they're just sugar cookies, but the snickerdoodles name is funny so I'm going to keep using it.
2 and 3/4 cups plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 and 1/2 cups of white sugar (I used caster sugar)
1 cup margarine
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla essence (I used extract instead)
>Heat oven to 200*C (My thermostat is busted so I set it at 170 and watched carefully)
You know your own oven so set it accordingly.
>Cream margarine and sugar.
>Add vanilla and eggs
>Mix in sifted dry ingredients.
>Put spoonfuls of mix onto lightly greased oven trays, leave room for biscuits to spread.
Or use that non-stick baking paper which means no washing up and catches the sugar sprinkle too.
(I find they don't spread much at all, so put more per tray then I did the first time I made them).
>Bake for ten minutes or until light golden brown.
(They pass from light to dark pretty quickly)
>Sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mixture as they come out of the oven
>Cool on racks.
If I'm adding extras such as dried cranberries, or sultanas, or choc-chips I'll stir those into the sifted flour mix.
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