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Sparkle Alexander is looking for: (5 recommendations)
Hey! Having a problem with Snickerdoodle cookies! I found a GREAT Snickerdoodle recipe, problem, it calls for cream of tarter, and we have none. My Moms to busy to go to the store for it, besides, we never use cream of tarter. I was wondering, is it O.K. for me to Omit the cream of tarter? Thanks.

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Last updated: Feb. 27, 2013 12:44 pm
Posted: Feb. 26, 2013 7:14 pm
 
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Submitted by: Beth Sigworth 
This snickerdoodle cookie recipe makes treats that are perfectly soft in the middle with a bit of crunch around the edges. The sweet cinnamon-sugar coating makes them a sure crowd-pleaser! 
Recommended by: Sparkle Alexander
Feb. 26, 2013 7:15 pm
This is the cookie recipe I found, and as you can see, calls for cream of tarter.
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mis7up
Feb. 26, 2013 7:20 pm
They won't come out crisp. Cream of Tartar is used for a variety of things in different recipes. For cookies, you should be able to substitute baking powder and get the same result.
 
Marianne
Feb. 26, 2013 7:20 pm
It would not be the same taste that this recipe presents, but the cookies would still be good. You should maybe find a different recipe.
 
mis7up
Feb. 26, 2013 7:22 pm
Had to look at the recipe..geesh sorry: If cream of tartar is used along with baking soda in a cake or cookie recipe, omit both and use baking powder instead. If it calls for baking soda and cream of tarter, I would just use baking powder. Normally, when cream of tartar is used in a cookie, it is used together with baking soda. The two of them combined work like double-acting baking powder. When substituting for cream of tartar, you must also substitute for the baking soda. If your recipe calls for baking soda and cream of tarter, I would just use baking powder. One teaspoon baking powder is equivalent to 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 5/8 teaspoon cream of tartar. If there is additional baking soda that does not fit into the equation, simply add it to the batter.
 
grainfreegirl96
Feb. 27, 2013 10:47 am
Very helpful mis7up! Thanks:)
 
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Easy Sugar Cookies

Submitted by: Stephanie 
Quick and easy sugar cookies! Terrific plain or with candies in them. This recipe uses basic ingredients you probably already have. 
Recommended by: Sparkle Alexander
Feb. 26, 2013 7:36 pm
Thanks! I'm using this Sugar cookie recipe, & adding sugar n' cinnamon mix.
 
Commented by: gammaray (=
Feb. 26, 2013 8:19 pm
Maggie, if they don't have to be "cookies," this is GREAT! http://allrecipes.com/weblink/63498487/my-own-sweet-thyme-the-secret-to-soft-snickerdoodles/detail.aspx
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gammaray (=
Feb. 26, 2013 8:22 pm
These are ridiculously good. My friend's daughter has been trying to make Snickerdoodles, and they just haven't come out right. She was very excited to get this recipe (=
 
Commented by: Sweettreats
Feb. 27, 2013 12:46 am
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/294070
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Feb. 27, 2013 2:13 am
I sub baking powder which already has the cream of tartar in it and they always come out fine. My guess is that the original recipe was created by someone who didn't realize that baking soda + cream of tartar = baking powder. You can find the correct ratios on various baking sites.
 
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Feb. 27, 2013 12:44 pm
I JUST made these . . . they are very snickerdoodle-like with no cream of tartar
 
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