Friday, August 29, 2008

Cookies on Friday: Snickerdoodles



The first cookie that I remember ever making was snickerdoodles. My dad used to make these all the time (he is the baker in the family) and I remember helping him make them. The recipe is from the Betty Crocker Cookbook, which is what I grew up using. I have quite a few Betty Crocker Cookbook, it’s interesting how they change over time.

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup shortening

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2-3/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon soda

¼ teaspoon salt


Cinnamon Sugar

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cinnamon


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, shortening, sugar and eggs. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls.


Roll balls in cinnamon sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookies sheets to cool. Makes about 5 dozen.


Recipe from the Betty Crocker Cookbook (1969 edition)


2 comments:

Laura P. said...

too funny, I made these this week too for operation baking gals.
http://operationbakinggals.blogspot.com/

yours look good!

Cate said...

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites. Every recipe I've tried is a little different, so I want to try these too!