I've been baking this week, but not Christmas cookies just yet. We're traveling to Massachusetts this weekend for Daughter #1's basketball tournament, and she has requested "Snickerdoodles".
This is the recipe my mother used when I was growing up. It's hard to believe that I've been making them with my girls since they needed a step-stool to reach the kitchen counter! The recipe is very kid-friendly. What child doesn't enjoy rolling the dough into little balls and rolling the balls in cinnamon sugar?
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Mix 2 T sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside
In an electric mixer, combine butter, shortening, sugar , and eggs. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
Gradually add in flour mixture. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Roll balls in cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.