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Oh Snickerdoodles, you are so delicious. Nice soft cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar. Yum! I like to bake them until they are just barely done cooking and still very soft. I found this hand-written recipe in my husband’s grandmother’s cookbook. Hand-written recipes are so special.


1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon sugar coating:
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly grease 2 foil lined baking sheets.

In a large bowl, mix shortening, sugar, and eggs throughly.

In a smaller bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Pour into wet ingredients and mix well.

Roll dough into Tablespoon sized balls. Roll in a mixture of 2 Tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until cracked looking on top.

Yield: about 36 cookies

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