Monday, November 30, 2009

really good snickerdoodles

This is our go to cookie on Sunday night when we want treats. I am surprised I haven't shared this recipe until now. Truth be told, I think this cookie recipe is what sealed the deal with my husband when we were dating. I am serious. When I was 16 years old, I was asked to make these for all the men in our congregation for Father's Day. That was a ton of baking, but worth it. I found this recipe when I was really young in the PTA cookbook for our elementary school and changed it quite a bit. So, I guess it's my own. I am not creative enough when it comes to baking to come up with much more, so snickerdoodles it is.

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tarter
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream margarine, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt. Roll into balls and roll in 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Yield: 3 dozen.


Lauren said...

I love snickerdoodles! I'm making cookies for neighbors this year and this recipe sounds like a great one to include!

Linda said...

This is my dad's favorite cookie! It's not Christmas without snickerdoodles!

Bianca said...

These sound delicious!! Can't wait to try them.

Des said...

Just made them! And just fell in love with your recipe!!!
Thank you for sharing...but I might not be so grateful after I eat them all by myself!!! :)

Love your blog with the great ideas. I've actually made some of your creations myself. And I have to tell you, my daughter loves the travel pillow!

Thanks again! And happy holidays! :)

lacey said...

Why have I not had your recipe before????

I'm going to make these for the cookie drive on base. They need 700 DOZEN cookies. Come over here and help me :)

love you.

dana said...

Oh yum. That really is the perfect looking cookie!

Julie said...

I just made these! They are awesome! This was actually my father's favorite cookie as well! Thanks for sharing!!

Millie @ The Busy Butlers said...

Fantastic recipe, Traci! Thank you for sharing it. I made these for Family Home Evening last night and they were a hit. Now I know why I didn't make snickerdoodles very often before - I just didn't have the right recipe! Thanks again!

progress lighting said...

Thanks for the great cookie recipe

Lexiis said...

Made the cookies and they were great! Thanks for a new Christmas cookie recipe!