Friday, January 20, 2012

Snickerdoodle cookies

My husband's favorite cookie is snickerdoodles which has been on my list forever to make.  Since today is bake something new, I decided that this would be a good choice. 

For many years, we had a friend that made them for him every holiday but they moved a little farther away so it was passed to me.  No- literally, she gave me the cookbook that she used. 
It looks like something from the 60's but it was actually reprinted during the 1980's but still all the classic recipes with the particular recipe earmarked.  I am almost positive that we had the same cookbook in home ec class in middle school because it looks the same as some photocopies that I have.

Over the holidays, I went to the store and got a little container of cream of tartar since I didn't have any in my cupboard (never have!!)  All the other stuff was in my pantry so I was ready to go whenever I had time to make the cookies. 
Fast foward to today and I am making the cookies.  The recipe was simple and easy so I am not sure why I put it off so long.  The final product was super yummy.  I made them much bigger then the recipe called for so I only got 30 cookies instead of 6 dozen.

Look how yummy that looks with the cracks all through showing the soft cookie.  I hope that my husband loves the good surprise and I hope that you try it too.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c margarine
1/2 c shortening
2 eggs
2 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, margarine, shortening and eggs.  Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.  Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.  Mix 2 tbsps sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon; roll balls in mixture to coat.  Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake until set, 8 to 10 minutes.  Immediately remove from cookie sheet.  Makes 6 dozen (unless you make them as big as mine). 

Hope you enjoy the recipe :)

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