Yummy! On of my all-time favorite cookies is the Snickerdoodle! I will put cinnamon and sugar on anything I can get away with. This recipe comes from my a stash of my grandma's handwritten recipes so I knew I HAD to try it! So glad I did. These were delicious! Mine baked into a nice crunchy cookie (soft when still warm), but you can refrigerate the dough if you want for a few hours and cook for a shorter time to achieve a softer cookie.
This recipe made about 4 dozen cookies and they were very easy and quick to make. Here's what you'll need:
*Recipe from Betty Hall (Grandma)
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 additional tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cream together the shortening and 1 1/2 cups of sugar until well mixed.
Beat in the 2 eggs.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt.
About a cup at a time stir or beat the flour into the egg mixture.
Blend until all flour has been incorporated. If desired, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before proceeding if looking for a softer cookie. Otherwise just move on.
In a small bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon. Roll dough into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon mixture to coat.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. 10-12 minutes will give you a crunchier cookie. Cool on pan 1-2 minutes, and move to a cooling rack.
Enjoy! Makes about 4 dozen.