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Snickerdoodles

Submitted by: Jane Mahan, Elm Springs, AR 

 

 

Here's a favorite from an old cookie recipe book in my collection.
Jane

BETTY CROCKER’S COOKIE CARNIVAL
Published in 1957
 
Oven temperature: 400°F (moderate to hot oven)
Time to bake:  8 to 10 minutes
 
SNICKERDOODLES
Mix thoroughly:
1 cup soft shortening (part butter)
1½ c sugar
2 eggs
 
Sift together & stir in:
2 ¾ c sifted GOLD MEDAL flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp soda
¼ tsp salt
 
Roll into balls the size of small walnuts. Roll in mixture of 2 Tablespoons of sugar & 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft.

(These cookies puff up at first, then flatten out.)
 
Yield: About 5 dozen 2-inch cookies.