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Friday, January 20, 2012

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles
A great vintage cookie whose origins have been lost. These are so light and delicate.
Almost a sugar cookie, but the cinnamon and cream of tartar and gives this a unique flavor and texture.
This is a family favorite that's always on the holiday cookie list.

Ingredients:
1/2cup butter
1/2cup shortening
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2+3/4 cups flour
2tsp. cream of tartar
1tsp. baking soda
1/4tsp. salt

 Also a mixture of 2tbl. sugar and 2tsp. cinnamon for rolling the dough in.

Preparation:
Heat oven to 350*
Whisk all dry ingredients together set aside.
In another bowl beat butter and shortening. Add eggs, beat.
Add dry ingredients a little at a time, beating after each addition.
Roll into 1 inch balls and roll into cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Place 2inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 8 minutes or until just set and tops begin to crack.





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