Saturday, September 3, 2011

Snickerdoodle Cookies

From: This was one of my favorite cookie recipes that my Mom used to bake when I was growing up.  The best thing about it? It involves such basic ingredients, almost everyone has them in your kitchen.  I'd be willing to bet you could whip up a batch of these tonight!


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs

2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

How to:  Mix the first four ingredients in one bowl. Mix the second four ingredients in another bowl.  Blend the dry ingredients into the wet ones gradually.  Refrigerate dough at least one hour.  Can be overnight.  Scoop out small spoonfuls of dough into your hands and round them into balls (about 1 inch in diameter).  Roll the balls into a mixture of sugar and cinnamon (last 2 ingredients) until they are fully coated.  Places 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes (or closer to 20 minutes in high altitude).  Immediately remove from baking sheet.

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