This is an old fashioned recipe version of the classic American cookie, Snickerdoodle.
What makes it old fashioned you may ask?
Before baking powder was available, bakers made their own leavening agent by mixing baking soda and cream of tartar. The baking soda gets activated by the acidic properties of the cream of tartar creating carbon dioxide. The result is a product like baking powder that has the flavors of authentic old fashion baking.
How was that for geek-ing in the kitchen?…