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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Grandma's Book - Snickerdoodles

Another recipe marked 'good!'.
Mine are flattish because I used all butter, as I had no shortening. 
These are very cinnamony. If you want them less spicy, use 1/2 Tbsp sugar. 

Grandma's Good Snickerdoodles (from

1/2 cup each butter and shortening, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 3/4 cups flour

Cream butter, shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add cream of tartar, soda, and salt; stir to combine. Add flour and mix well. Chill 2 hours or overnight.

3 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Roll chilled dough into balls by tablespoon, then roll dough balls in sugar mixture. 
Preheat oven to 375. Place balls on cookie sheets, 2 inches apart, and bake for 10-12 minutes.