When I was a child, I always left Snickerdoodles out for Santa. They are festive and easy to make. My dad used to let me roll the balls of dough into different colored sugars to make them special. Then my dad would take my creation and bake them in the oven to make the perfect cookie for Santa. It is one of my best Christmas memories. The recipe is an adaptation from Betty Crocker.
1 c butter, 1 1/2 c sugar, 2 eggs, 2 3/4 c flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cream of tartar, 1/4 tsp salt
Heat oven to 400. Mix sugar, butter, and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in flour, creamof tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and then roll the balls in colored sugar.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet pan to wire rack for cooling. Enjoy!