Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Snicker Doodles

The first time I had these cookies I was in 7th grade Home Ec class.
I thought they were wonderful.
I had to introduce them to my family.
They loved them too.
We've been making them ever since.

Here's my original recipe from 7th grade. Yes, it's typed on a typewriter. I was pretty proud of that fact. But now I'm dating myself. Kids now days haven't even seen a typewriter before.
Snicker Doodles
cream together:
1 cup shortening (I use half butter)
1 1/2 cups sugar
Add:
2 eggs and beat until light and fluffy
Stir in:
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 3/4 cups flour.
Rolls into balls the size of walnuts
Mix 2 T. cinnamon and 4 T. sugar in a small bowl.
Roll cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 for 8 minutes

I like to use a small cookie scoop. It's quicker and makes the cookies more uniform in size.

I use parchment paper on my cookie sheets. The cookies don't stick and it makes cleanup much easier.
The cookies will be light in color and very soft until cooled. They have a crisp taste but still stay soft.


This recipe has been doubled from the original. It makes about 5 dozen cookies. But I still double it from time to time. I don't ever have a problem with leftover snicker doodles.

3 comments:

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

You probably don't have anymore do you? Snicker doodles are one of my favorite kinds of cookies.
I love that you still have a recipe card from 7th grade.

Leslie said...

My recipe is from home-ec class too. At good old Evergreen. Was the teacher Mrs. Markham? I can't remember.... she didn't like me tho. I also remember tasting sweetened condensed milk there. LOVE IT!!

Shelly said...

Julie--I stumbled (happily!) onto your blog from Keersten's. We must be soul sistas because most of your recipes are among my faves! I loved this posting and the photo of your original recipe. LOVE!
Shelly (Melville) Andresen

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