Saturday, November 12, 2011

Snicker What?!?

Snickerdoodles! The name's silly, but these crunchy, cinnamon-sugar rolled goodies are anything but. And they're incredibly easy to make. Try them hot out of the oven, accompanied by a glass of milk.

CLASSIC SNICKERDOODLES   (makes 40-48 cookies)

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

(Cook's note: these freeze beautifully, either as baked cookies or balls of dough. In the case of the latter, wait to roll them in cinnamon-sugar until they've thawed a few minutes. Then proceed as usual.)

See the snickerdoodles on the plate in the previous post, accompanied by their chocolate chip buddies.

Got a favorite cookie you can't find the recipe for? We're hot on the trail! Just leave a comment, and the Christmas Goodies staff will go into full bloodhound mode. (Plus we'll put Charley the dog's famous sniffing nose to the task.) Found recipes will be featured in upcoming posts.

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