Snickerdoodles

Breaking tradition again and added another cookie to the 7 must haves at christmas. I got to know these cookies when I lived in the US in the early 90s. I loved these crispy and chewy cookies with a wonderful taste of cinnamon. I got this recipe from a school mate, a chef who wanted a change and studied architecture. His mum used to make these for him. He held a little banquet at school and these little delights were among the cakes and desserts.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup softened butter 
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 3/4 all-purpose or unbleached flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Pre heat oven to 400ºF.

Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Sift in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt, mix well untill you get a firm mash potato consistency.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Shape the dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix sugar and the cinnamon and roll the balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Enjoy:)

 

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