Carey’s Bay Hotel Snickerdoodles

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Makes about 32 biscuits

1 cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 × ¾ cups flour

2 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

3 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon


Mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.

Cream together sugar, butter and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time and blend well.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.

Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl.

Shape dough into 35 gram balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Place 5cm apart on baking tray lines with baking paper.

Bake for 10 minutes at 170 degC, check as they may need a few minutes longer. Should be soft to touch.

Recipe provided by Carey’s Bay Hotel.

Recipe requested by Elizabeth Purdey.

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