Sometimes you can tell how well liked a recipe is by the number of sugar, flour, and butter stains that are worn into it. This is certainly the case with these snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and light, made with sugar and cinnamon, these cookies are the perfect snack. They taste best freshly made, when they are warm and soft, but that’s not usually a problem because they disappear faster than you can bake them.
Cinnamon and Sugar, The Perfect Pair
These cookies were so much fun to make as a child. The dough comes together very quickly, but the best part is rolling the cookie dough balls in cinnamon-sugar to coat. The sweet outer layer of these cookies adds the perfect amount of flavor to these melt in your mouth cookies.
Start by sifting your flour. You need 2 3/4 cup sifted Flour, mixed with 2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar and 1 teaspoon Baking Soda. Add in ½ teaspoon Salt and 1 ½ cups Sugar. Stir together dry ingredients before adding in 1 cup Shortening and 2 Eggs. Blend well with a mixer.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and prepare your dough for baking by rolling into balls. Mix together Sugar and Cinnamon to taste in a small sealable plastic bag. Drop the cookie dough balls into the bag, one or two at a time. Seal the bag and shake gently to coat the dough with cinnamon-sugar.
Place each prepared cookie dough ball on a grease baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes. Be careful not to over bake, or the cookies will be dry and hard instead of soft and moist. Got leftover crumbs? Try making this delicious cookie crumb dip!
2 ¾ cup Flour, sifted
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 ½ cup Sugar
1 cup Shortening
Cinnamon and Sugar combined to taste
Sift Flour. Mix together all dry ingredients. Beat in Eggs and Shortening with a mixer. Roll the dough into balls. Place Cinnamon-Sugar in a small plastic sandwich bag. Shake the balls of cookie dough in the bag to coat, a few at a time. You can also roll the balls of cookie dough in a bowl of cinnamon-sugar. Place cookie dough on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 5 – 8 minutes. Enjoy!