Monday, September 6, 2010


So, Chris has been asking me to make these snickerdoodle cookies for about a year now [this is kind of like how it took me 2 years to make him his beef stew]. Since I've been having this "must cook everything" phase, I thought I would take full advantage of it [plus be a good girlfriend!] and bake these delightfull cookies. We did make these together [thanks for the help babe!!!] and it was pretty easy!

[makes about 48 cookies]

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.

3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

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