Photo: Tara Striano
They're a little sweet, a little spicy, and so easy to make. (The dough is similar to sugar cookie dough, but rolled in cinnamon-sugar before baking.) Plus, aren’t they fun to pronounce?
Makes 2 dozen
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease several cookie sheets or line them with parchment paper. Set aside. Next sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and set it aside as well.
Cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed for several minutes until they're light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
Add the flour mixture in two batches, making sure the first half is incorporated before adding the second. Stop when the second batch is fully combined.
Stir together cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Roll 1-inch balls of dough into the mixture. Place them on the cookie sheets about mix 2 inches apart, or slightly more if you think you’ve had a heavy hand. Flatten the balls of dough slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake the cookies 9 to 10 minutes, if you like them chewy, or 12 to 13 minutes, if you prefer crispy. Cool the sheets on wire racks for a few minutes, then transfer the cookies directly onto the racks to let them finish cooling.
Published on September 13, 2011