Saturday, December 10, 2011



I wanted to bake some cookies for the holidays, but I didn't feel like making the trip to the grocery store to buy more ingredients. I wanted to make something easy and with ingredients I already had, so I decided to make snickerdoodles. The main flavor is cinnamon, so they fit into the holiday cookie category in my book. 

Snickerdoodles adapted from

  • 1 C. shortening
  • 1 1/2 C. white sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2 3/4 C sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 T white sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a large bowl, cream the shortening and 1 1/2 C of sugar until creamy. Stir in the eggs one at time. In another bowl, combine and mix sifted flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until blended,

In a smaller bowl, combine and mix 2 T white sugar and 2 tsp of ground cinnamon.

Roll the dough into balls the size of small walnuts and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place them 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Into the oven and bake for precisely 9 minutes. The cookies should be flat with cracks. Leave them on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes before transferring to the cooling rack. It will look slightly under-baked but don't worry! Once they're cooled they should be soft, chewy, and delicious! 

Happy Baking and Happy Holidays!