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The key to the very best tasting old fashioned snickerdoodles recipe is cream of tartar. A snickerdoodle just isn’t a snickerdoodle without this secret ingredient.
Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 whole large eggs
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of cinnamon sugar
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a medium bowl cream together the shortening, butter, and sugar for three minutes on the highest setting your mixer will allow. Add the eggs and continue to cream until the mixture is light yellow and very soft, about three minutes longer. Sprinkle in the cream of tartar, salt, and the baking soda. Mix on the highest speed possible for one to two minutes or until fully incorporated. Add the flour, all at once, and mix in completely. Dough will be thick. Roll dough into 1 inch balls using clean, dry hands. Roll into cinnamon sugar mixture and then place onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 F for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are slightly golden on top.
Our snickerdoodles recipe goes great with a tall glass of milk.