During the holidays I always spend at least one day in the kitchen baking.
The list of baked goods changes every year depending on my mood,
but Snickerdoodles has made the list the last few years and is always a hit!
I guess you could say that they're even a family recipe.
I got the recipe from my aunt, who initially got it from my mom.
Thanks Mom and Aunt Vickie!!!
The employees in my office devoured the Snickerdoodles I made last December,
so I decided to make them again for a coworkers birthday in February.
It was then that I realized I'd never blogged about these yummy cookies.
So today I'm going to remedy that by sharing this super easy recipe.
Not only are they simple to make, but they're dairy free too.
Keep reading to see how these yummy cookies are made!
Cream of Tartar
Add your sugar, shortening and eggs to a large mixing bowl.
Then mix thoroughly using a hand or stand mixer.
Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together
and then add it to your large mixing bowl.
Using your hand or stand mixer,
keep mixing until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
Your dough should stay together and not be sticky at all.
Set aside for a moment.
Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon on a plate.
Roll your dough into balls the size of walnuts (not the shelled ones!)
Then roll the each ball into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
You'll want the dough completely covered!
Place on a baking sheet with enough room for them to expand.
And bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
My oven runs pretty hot and mine were done in 8 minutes!
Let cool on baking sheet for a minute or two,
then remove and place on a cooling rack.
Lastly - try not to eat too many while they're cooling down!!!
1 Cup Shortening
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
2 3/4 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
- Add your sugar, shortening and eggs to a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together, then add to large mixing bowl.
- Using your mixer, incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully combined.
- On a plate, mix together 2 Tablespoons sugar with 2 Teaspoons cinnamon.
- Roll your dough into balls the size of walnuts then roll the each into the cinnamon sugar mixture to cover completely.
- Place the covered dough balls on a baking sheet with enough room for them to expand.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Let cool on baking sheet for a minute or two, then remove and place on a cooling rack.