Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SNICKERDOODLES


~ allrecipes

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla extract
2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. cream of tartar
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 T. white sugar
2 t. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.

Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Makes four dozen.

Notes: These were the winners of a snickerdoodle contest that our family had. Good stuff! I always have a jar of cinnamon sugar made up in the cupboard, so I don't make the combo this recipe calls for. I just pour some from our jar into a bowl and use it instead. In addition to making them as directed, I've used a 50/50 combination of shortening and coconut oil for the 1/2 cup of shortening, which worked well. I've also replaced all of the shortening with coconut oil, which results in cookies that taste great, but look like the flat ones in the contest link. One of our favorite things to do is sub almond extract for the vanilla.  

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