Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Cookie Countdown *Snickerdoodles*

Today's cookie is a Snickerdoodle. Now, if you have ever had Snickerdoodles and NOT liked them, I suggest you try this recipe. It honestly isn't like any other Snickerdoodle I have ever tasted.

This is a recipe from my Grandma and the ONLY one I have ever used, or will ever use. It's just that good.


1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cinnamon-Sugar for rolling
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream the shortening, sugar, vanilla and eggs together. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix until well combined. Shape into balls and roll into cinnamon sugar. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees 8-10 minutes.

Couple notes here: I use a small ice cream scoop, probably a Tablespoon and this makes 4 dozen cookies. Also they spread a bit so be sure to leave a little room in between. Lastly, these can be cooked a little less to be softer or a little longer to be crisp. Find the way that you like them best and adjust the time accordingly :)

Happy baking!


Anonymous said...

this is exactly like my recipe except mine has 1/4 tsp salt... I don't know if the cookie is best of the dough --

Charley said...

They are good aren't they? LOVE them :)