Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snickerdoodle Cookies

These are my favorite, Christmas or not.  I love cinnamon, so that is my own addition to this recipe.  I love that these cookies are a little crisp on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside.  The dough is pretty simple, so really it's just a vehicle for the cinnamon sugary goodness that you roll it in!

Snickerdoodle Cookies
makes 5 dozen

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Mix together and set aside: 1 cup sugar & 1 tbsp cinnamon

Mix shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and eggs thoroughly.  Sift together dry ingredients, and stir in.  Roll into 1" balls, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet.  These spread, so leave some room! Bake at 400 degrees until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.

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