Storms rolled through our city around 5 a.m. this morning knocking out power to several area schools. Sophie's Mommy's Day Out preschool is closed today, so, we went with Plan B - making snickerdoodle cookies!
I like using tried and true recipes from http://www.allrecipes.com/ because you can see ratings and reviews from people who have already tested out the recipes. This snickerdoodle recipe was their hightest ranking - 4.5 stars reviewed by over 2,500 people.
Sophie and I had a great time baking these together. She's such a sweetie pie and loves to help out in the kitchen.
Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 1 1/2 cups white sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough 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.
I already called my dad and told him we'd be bringing a few of these yummies over (that way Sophie and I won't eat them all!).