Tuesday, December 8, 2009

12 Days of Cookies

December 08
Big Soft Chewy Snickerdoodles
If you like snickerdoodles, these are wonderful. Chewy, but soft and very yummy with the cinnamon, sugar coating. I rolled half the dough balls in freshly grated nutmeg after the cinnamon sugar coating and I really liked the flavor it gave the baked cookies. I also tried adding cinnamon chips into the dough. All variations were yummy, but the cinnamon and sugar with a hint of nutmeg was my favorite.
Big Soft Chewy Snickerdoodles


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

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