Our 4-year-old son is like his mama when it comes to loving cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin and all the rest. I asked him what kind of cookies he wanted today and he said "cinnamon." So, here's the Snickerdoodle recipe I used.
1/2 cup butter
1&1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
3&1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Coating: 5 Tablespoons sugar and 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat butter with mixer until light and fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla and beat again. Add eggs, beat, then add milk. Sift dry ingredients (except cinnamon and sugar coating) and stir into butter mixture to blend. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll into 1-inch balls. Roll cookies in coating. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.