I am a huge sugar cookie fan. The fact that these are rolled in cinnamon is just a plus in my book. These are a bit different from a traditional sugar cookie, in that they are super crispy on the outside. The addition of cream of tartar as well as baking soda is the key here to the open, airy texture of this cookie. These do come out fairly flat when all is said and done but their flavor cannot be beat!
These come together with the usual suspects. Flour, sugar butter, shortening and eggs as well as baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. I like to add a copious amount of vanilla extract but vanilla paste is even better! These have just the right balance of sweet and salty, combined with the earthy spice of the cinnamon.
I love to mix up a batch then scoop it all out at once and place on a baking sheet. Then I can bake off as many as I like and freeze the rest for later. This can be a huge time saver, especially when you are busy with holiday preparations. Dedicating an entire afternoon to simply mixing and scooping all your drop cookie dough and freezing for a later date can be a great help. Then all you have to do is roll these in the cinnamon sugar and bake. You can do this method with just about any drop cookie recipe you like.
These bake for 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven. That is in my oven. You may want to check yours at 8 or 10 minutes to make sure they are on t