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3 minutes
July 27, 2021
Carole Jones

How can someone not like chocolate?  It is so far beyond me that it is truly unimaginable.  I honestly believe it is a birth defect.  That is the only reasonable explanation.

My 12 year old son was born with this terrible birth defect and it has devastated me since we discovered it around age two.  We even tried to trick him with white chocolate and called it vanilla.    He looked like he was going to puke and declared, “This is the yuckiest vanilla EVER!”

Since most of my favorite baked goods contain chocolate and a lot of it, I struggle to find recipes that he likes.  Snickerdoodles are one that he requests at least once a week and if he had a more considerate mom, he might get them that often.

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Classic snickerdoodle cookies made with cinnamon sugar for sweetness and a bit of cream of tartar for some tartness.  Soft and chewy every time!

  • Yield: 42 cookies


  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 1/2 C sugar

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 2 tsp cream of tartar

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 2 3/4 C flour

  • cinnamon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In the bowl of your electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffly, about 3 minutes.  Slowly add sugar and beat well.   Add eggs, one at a time allowing first to incorporate before adding second.  Add vanilla and salt to mix.  Add cream of tartar, soda and flour and mix on low until combined.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough into cinnamon sugar and roll until completely covered.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes, until lightly brown along the edges of the cookie.  Allow cookies to set on the pan for about 3-4 minutes before removing to cool completely.
  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 77mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


Cara Jones
15 years ago

Yum! I love a good soft snickerdoodle cookie!!!!

Trace Mannewitz
7 years ago

Oh Ben and his birth defects. These sound good

7 years ago

Thanks for being his friend despite them

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