Snickerdoodle Cookies

snickerdoodle cookies
I seriously can not make enough cookies to keep my family happy. Lisa would love it if I would only make chocolate chip cookies every time but after a while that gets old! Even if chocolate chip cookies are your all time favorite. Sometimes the old time favorites are the very best. I realized that I have never made snickerdoodle cookies for Lisa. She gave them two thumbs up and the cookies were gone by the end of the night!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups plus 3 Tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs, mix creamy and completely combined.
  • Mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt, and stir into the butter mixture.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 3 Tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon.
  • Shape the dough into balls and roll each on in the cinnamon-sugar . Place the balls on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are set but the centers are still soft.
  • Transfer the cookies to cooling racks.
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