Monday, December 20, 2010

Snickerdoodle Recipe

Snickerdoodles are buttery, cinnamon/sugar coated cookies that melt in your mouth! They are perfect with a cup of hot cider or tea, a cold glass of milk or hot cup of coffee. And they're a kid friendly recipe! Bake a batch today and make your house smell like heaven!

1 3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavor shortening
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl of electric mixer. Combine dry ingredients, except for cinnamon, in a large bowl and sift or whisk together. Slowly add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended. ( I use my electric mixer on the lowest speed.) Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape dough into balls and roll balls in cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack, then share with family and friends!

Helen's Notes: These cookies puff up then deflate.. don't worry, they're supposed to do that! While warm, they are chewy and buttery. When cool, they are crisp and crunchy. So, have a glass of milk standing by when they come out of the oven!!

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