Cookie Recipes - Snickerdoodles

Cute name, great taste - what more could you ask for in a cookie?!


1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp white sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. Cream first 5 ingredients. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape dough by hand into 1" balls.

3. For topping, mix the 2 tbsps sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

**NOTE: Adult assistance required when using oven or using sharp kitchen tools.

This cookie would be good to make when discussing the following books:
Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
Harriet the Spy
Amelia's Notebook

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