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Snickerdoodles

October 8, 2010
The other day when our manny (male nanny) was over babysitting, I baked a whole batch of these just for him! That is how nice I am since I don’t pay him…haha. These Snickerdoodles are amazing. They have the perfect crisp outside with a soft center, just thinking about them makes me want them really bad.

First you cream the butter and shortening together. I never have soft butter so I just put mine in the microwave for a few seconds.
Then you mix in the sugar. Make sure it gets mixed really good.
 Next beat in the eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Then mix in the dry ingredients by hand.
I get a plate with my cinnamon and sugar, roll the dough into one inch balls and roll in the cinnamon and sugar.

Place them on a cookie sheet and bake for about 5-7 minutes. It is hard to tell when these cookies are done baking since they are covered in cinnamon and sugar. I usually just look for some splits in the tops of the cookies which gives them their signature look. I know when their are a couple splits they are done enough to pull out of the oven.

Ingredients:

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

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Cream together butter, shortening. Add the sugar and mix well. Blend in the eggs and the vanilla until light and fluffy. Hand stir in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.

3. Mix some cinnamon and sugar on a plate (I like to make sure they are good and covered so I use lots of sugar and cinnamon, just do the amounts that feel right). Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake 5 to 7 minutes. Remove immediately from baking sheets and place on cooling racks, wax paper, paper towels… pretty much whatever you have to work with.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 8, 2010 10:26 am

    Who is your manny?

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