Soft and chewy cookies with a delicious cinnamon taste: sounds just perfect, doesn’t it! This Easy Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe is really simple and calls for just few very common ingredients. With it you can make tasty cookies from scratch in no time.
What are snickerdoodle cookies
These tasty soft and pillowy cookies are not just sugar cookies with cinnamon. They are made with simple ingredients but they have a distinctive texture and taste. The reason why they are special is due to one very important ingredient: cream of tartar or potassium hydrogen tartrate. It is an acidic chemical compound which when combined with baking soda becomes a leavening agent, similar to baking powder. It occurs naturally during wine fermentation and can precipitate out in wine bottles and barrels. Cream of tartar is commonly used to stabilise egg whites or cream when whipped. It also prevents sugar from crystallising: that’s exactly how it makes the snickerdoodle cookies so soft and chewy!