Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grandma Bennett's Snickerdoodles

"At our house, a cookie party always includes Grandma Bennett’s Snickerdoodles. This wonderfully simple recipe has been handed down in my husband’s family for generations, and it is a favorite at our house.

Our children grew up helping to make these cookies, and that tradition continues with every passing year. I hope that you and your children enjoy these delicious cookies, too!”
~ Amanda Bennett

Grandma Bennett’s Snickerdoodles

1 cup shortening (part butter)
1½ cups sugar
2 eggs
2¾ cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Measure the flour by the dipping method or by sifting. Stir together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Blend in with the shortening mixture.

Form into 1-inch balls and roll in this mixture:
2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for a minute or two before moving to a cookie cooling rack. Makes 4 to 6 dozen wonderful cookies!

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  1. I love fall! I love the changing colors on the trees, the crisp cool air and the pure joy knowing that God has created it all! It's also a time for hot apple cider, and it!

    Christal Evans

  2. With all of the rain we've had I decided making these today with my daughter is just what this weather called for. They were scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing.


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