If you want to put smiles on faces, whether its at work, a senior center, church, or a family gathering, one nearly guaranteed recipe is snickerdoodles. It’s a simple cookie, but almost everyone has fond memories of eating them as children, and they all come back with a small bite of that cinnamon dusted cookie.
It’s an easy cookie to make, as they are considered a molded cookie. Molded cookies are shaped in some way, then baked. In the case of snickerdoodles, they are shaped into balls, rolled in the cinnamon sugar mixture, and then placed on the cookie sheet for baking. How much easier can it get? So snag the kids, the husband, the whoever and make them wash their hands, promising a fresh warm cookie as their reward.
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 c. shortening
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp. sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, cream shortening, gradually adding 1 1/2 c. sugar, beating well. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in vanilla.
Sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add to shortening mixture and mix well.
Shape dough into 1″ balls. Roll each ball in reserved cinnamon sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F. for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire racks. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.