Chewy Snickerdoodles

One of my husband’s favorite cookies is just an old-fashioned Snickerdoodle.  There’s nothing particularly mind-blowing about a Snickerdoodle, but they are really tasty.  That said, I’ve never been able to bake up a Snickerdoodle recipe that lived up to my expectations of what one should be.  I want a moist, chewy cookie.  Nothing cakey, nothing dry.  Nothing I’d need to dunk in my milk (or coffee).  My sister-in-law, Kelly, makes excellent Snickerdoodles.  They are perfect every time!  I’ve tried her recipe, drilling her for information and baking secrets beforehand, and still can’t get them to work.  Every Snickerdoodle I’ve ever baked just didn’t come out quite right.  To be honest, I’d given up hope.   I’d told my husband that when we’re able to spend time with his family, he’d get his Snickerdoodles, but until then he was out of luck.