Snickerdoodle Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cinnamon sugar mix*

Preheat oven to 400 F. Beat together softened butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat.

Combine flour, cream of tarter, soda, and salt. Stir into sugar mixture.

Roll into walnut size balls; roll balls in cinnamon sugar mix, slightly flatten cookie on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

* Mix together 1/3 cup white sugar and 2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon to create cinnamon sugar mix.

VARIATION: Substitute 3/4 cup white sugar with 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, substitute all or part of the flour with whole wheat flour, add 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.

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