Does such a thing exist? I love snickerdoodle cookies but hate that they get crunchy once they've cooled down. I think it's my recipe, because I know I'm not cooking them too long. Does anyone have a tried and true recipe that turns out chewy snickerdoodles?
This one always stays soft and chewy for me. I got the recipe from my aunt, who cooked summers in the Sierras for a California Division of Forestry firefighting crew. She made them snickerdoodles by the big sheet pan-full, and "her boys" ate them just as fast as she could bake them.
I posted this in an earlier thread. They came out very well and stayed chewy as long as kept in an airtight container:
1C. unsalted butter
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 3/4 cup flour (spoon into cup, don't scoop cup into flour)
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Mix butter, sugar, and eggs. Sift dry ingredients and beat into mixture. Roll dough into balls about the size of a walnut. Roll balls in a mixture of 2 Tbs sugar and 2 tsps cinnamon. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes at 375.