Tuesday, October 18, 2011


It's officially fall now and that means your house should smell like cinnamon!  Don't you think so?  How about a warm snickerdoodle cookie...
A few weeks before I got married, I started looking through all of the recipes that I for sure wanted to take with me.  I only copied a few down, but this one was a definite must!  These cookies are just so homey and I knew that I would be one homesick newlywed...these helped bring a little "home" with me.

You start by creaming the butter, shortening, sugar and eggs.

Next you blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.  Scoop the dough with a tablespoon or scoop and roll in the cinnamon and sugar.

Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  I did use parchment paper here because the sugar on the bottom of the cookie gets a little burned sometimes, but I haven't had that happen if I use the paper.
They are almost done.....!

Remove from cookie sheet immediately and cool on a wire rack.  Very good warm..almost as good cooled!

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

3 TB sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
  Heat oven to 400.  Cream butter, shortening, 1 1/2 c. sugar and eggs.  Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.  Shape dough by tablespoons into balls.  Mix together and extra sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls into mixture.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 7-8 minutes or until set.  Immediately remove from baking sheet. 


  1. Thank you for making me cookies! They were yummy!

  2. When I saw a bag of cookies in the breakroom, I was hoping it was for us. THEY WERE! Thank you so much, they were delicious and I can't wait to try to make them myself!