I am an addict. There I said it. I am addicted to those little recipe magazines that you find in the check out aisle at the grocery store. You know what I’m talking about right? Well I have drawers full of them and that my friends in this little gem is where I found the best snickerdoodle cookie recipe.
As you can see by the post it flags sticking out from all sides I have made quite a few cookies from this book and there are plenty of dog-eared pages as well. But, the most requested and loved has to be the Holiday Snickerdoodles. I actually make these year round but they are a MUST at Christmas time.
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- Heat oven to 400ºF. In small bowl, mix red sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon; set aside. In another small bowl, mix green sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon; set aside.
- In large bowl, beat sugar, shortening, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
- Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixtures. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until centers are almost set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.