Monday, April 2, 2012

Crispy Snickerdoodle Cookies

I'm not going to give a big lead in to these cookies. Instead, I'll just say that these babies are small, crisp, and packed with cinnamon sugar and they are just one half of an incredibly brilliant creation (if I do say so myself). I recommend making these cookies now, so that you're prepared!

Crispy Snickerdoodle Cookies (recipe adapted from All Recipes):
Makes 3-4 dozen small cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cream together butter, shortening, and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add egg and vanilla and blend
  • Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt, and add to butter mixture, mixing until just incorporated 
  • Use your fingers to shape dough into teaspoon sized balls
  • In a small bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon
  • Roll balls of dough in mixture and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet
  • Bake for 8 minutes, until set but not hard
  • Remove from baking sheet within 1 minute and move cookies to cooling rack

Enjoy and happy baking!

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