I made them last night, because sometimes having a cup of tea and a snickerdoodle is the only way to end a cold, rainy January day. They're not a glamorous cookie. They're not complicated, they don't require any fancy ingredients, and they certainly don't require a huge time commitment - a few minutes to mix up the cookie dough, 8 minutes in the oven, VOILA! The result is pure delight, every time.
For the past few years, I've been using this recipe (cutting down the butter and the sugar just a bit). I like it because it doesn't use cream of tartar like other classic snickerdoodle recipes require (because who actually has cream of tartar in their cupboard?).