Now I realize this is not earth shattering news to any particular person, but 1. all this time I thought the chocolate chip cookie was his favorite 2. I do not for the life of me remember Mom making snickerdoodles 3. And because of the name I thought it was something made with a snickers candy bar. (And after a little research - come to find out there are no snickers candy bars in a snicker doodle.
Well, after finding out about this beloved cookie I had to try to make them. I was just hoping they would turn out as good as Mom's (and I still can't remember her making these cookies). I found several recipes and put them together. And want to warn you not that these cookies are simple, but they are very good, and very addictive. Trust me you can't eat just one. (You have been duly warned!)
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 medium 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
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, shortening , 1 1/2 cups sugar and the eggs. Mix thoroughly
with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and well combined.
3. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into
the shortening mixture.
4. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon.
5. Shape the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls (1 tablespoon per ball), and roll each ball in the
cinnamon-sugar. Arrange the dough balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
6. Bake until the edges of the cookies are set but the centers are still soft, 8 to 10 minutes,
rotating the cookie sheet halfway through.
7. Transfer the cookies to wire racks for cooking. Repeat with remaining dough balls.
Store in an airtight container.
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