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Cookie of the Day: Snickerdoodles

A classic cookie that never fails!
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Here's a classic holiday cookie that is sure to be a hit with everyone in the house!

Assemble your ingredients.

  • 2 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. shortening (I like to use the butter flavored)
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
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Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, Cream of Tartar and salt. Set aside.

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In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each.

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Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Dough will be slightly stiff and fluffy.

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In a small, shallow bowl, stir together 2 Tbsp. sugar with the 2 tsp. cinnamon. HINT: You can also use pre-made Cinnamon-Sugar mix.

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Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls.

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Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated.

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HINT: Use latex gloves to keep your hands clean! Roll them all at once to save time. Place on a waxed-paper lined tray until you're ready to bake them.

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Place cookies 2" apart on the prepared cookie sheets. HINT: They will spread!

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Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should be slightly golden at the edges.

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Let cool on the tray for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight tin. Pour yourself a lovely cup of tea and enjoy your hard work!

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