Sunday, January 30, 2011


January 28th was my mom's birthday. So to celebrate I went home to Atwater to spend the day with her. I was going to make a cake for her, but she decided that this year she wanted an ice cream cake from Baskin Robins. Since I still wanted to make something special for her I decided to make her favorite cookies, Snickerdoodles. I found the recipe on and it had nothing but great reviews, so I decided that this will be the one I will try. They came out great, even though I purposely forgot the baking soda because I could not find it anywhere and of course I found it after I was done baking. Other than the cookies my Mom had a great birthday and we all had lots of fun hanging out.
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

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
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.
Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.
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1 comment:

  1. Last year my sister had ice-cream for her birthday, too :) This snickerdoodle recipe looks simple and your result looks fantastic!


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