Friday, December 31, 2010


What's like a sugar cookie but better? A snickerdoodle of course!  Here's how I made these delectable treats.

Mix the sugar and wet ingredients.


Add the dry ingredients and blend well.

Roll dough into quarter-size balls and roll in cinnamon sugar.




½ cup butter, softened
½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons white sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Place butter, shortening, 1 ½ cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl; mix well.  Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.  Once dough is well blended, mix together the remaining sugar and the ground cinnamon in a small bowl. 

Roll dough into quarter sized balls and then roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture before placing on ungreased baking sheets.  Leave plenty of space in between them because they do spread a bit.

Bake for about 8 minutes, or until set.  Remove immediately from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

Adapted from Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles - found here:

Posted by Karen