Thursday, December 16, 2010


One of Evan's favorite cookies is snickerdoodles. It's one of Elisabeth's favorites too. I always make them at Christmas time and once or twice throughout the year. They are super easy to make and soooo yummy (especially straight out of the oven!).

The ingredients:
1 C. shortening; 1 1/2 C. sugar; 1 tsp. baking soda; 1/2 tsp. salt; 2 tsp. cinnamon; 2 eggs; 2 3/4 C. flour; 2 tsp. cream of tartar; 1 tsp. sugar. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix thoroughly the shortening, sugar and eggs.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients and mix until blended.

Take the dough and cool it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Once it's chilled, take the cinnamon and the 1 tsp. of sugar and mix it together in a small bowl.
Take the dough and make small walnut size balls out of it. Or bouncy ball sized, since I actually can't imagine how large a walnut is; I can imagine the size of bouncy balls because they are thrown about my entire house.

Take the balls and roll them in the cinnamon mixture. (I just love those dimpled little hands.)Snickerdoodles spread, so give them room to grow on the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
The finished product!
I love love love cinnamon, so I always enjoy these cookies. And, they're a great cookie to make if you need your time broken up since you have to wait for them to chill anyway. If you're feeling festive, you can always use the colored sugars to mix with the cinnamon to give the cookies a holiday look.


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