cookie recipes

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by mikechefnks, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. mikechefnks

    mikechefnks

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    i was planning on making snickerdoodles at work tonite. all my recipes called for "cream of tartar". i didn't have any in stock, so i was going to do without it. talked to a friend of mine who does a lot of baking. asked her about not using it. she said she made snickerdoodles w/out "c.o.t." and they didn't taste as good usual. "McGee" didn't really help me out. i know you use it to help prevent crystallization in sugar. not really sure what it does in baking. anyone help???!!!:cool:
     
  2. thebighat

    thebighat

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    If the recipe also has baking soda, you just made baking powder. The best snickerdoodle recipe I've found is in The All-American Cookie Book by Nancy Baggett.