Thursday, November 8, 2012


A while back I made a big 'ol double batch of Snickerdoodles to take to a tailgate party.  Needless to say they didn't last very long.  Of course Mr. Devilish Dish was feeling sorry for himself because he didn't get his share of Snickerdoodles at the tailgate.  So I made another batch.  Just for him.  And he said, "This is my favorite cookie."  I about died.  Why?  Because we've been together almost 20 years and I thought Peanut Butter Cookies were his favorite.   I finally mustered up the courage to ask, "I thought Peanut Butter was your favorite?"  He thought a minute, and said, "Oh yeah, they are.  Snickerdoodles are my second favorite.  WHEW!  I thought aliens had abducted my husband and replaced him with a look-a-like that liked Snickerdoodles better than Peanut Butter Cookies.  I can see why, I mean they are THAT good.  They make a pretty cookie too, perfect for Cookie Exchanges and Christmas trays.  The recipe is easily double too.  If you have a need for about 96 Snickerdoodles.  Which we usually do...
Mr. DD's SECOND favorite cookie!
The ingredients...
Cream butter, shortening and sugar...
Add eggs.

Add flour mixture...
Combine sugar and cinnamon.

Roll balls of cookie dough in
cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet.

Enjoy with a glass of milk!

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar.  Add eggs one at a time.  Beat until pale yellow and well mixed.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.  Add a little at a time to the creamed mixture until well incorporated.  In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.  Shape dough by round teaspoonfuls into balls.  Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set.  Remove from baking sheets and let cool on wire racks.

Prep Time:  Approximately 20 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 10 minutes

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