Monday, July 30, 2007

Erin's Famous Snickerdoodles

(I have to admit that I didn't invent this recipe, but everyone I know LOVES these cookies and I'm pretty much remembered by them. So I will now claim them for me.)

1 c. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cream of tartar

Cream shortening, sugars, and vanilla. Add egg. Add dry ingredients into cream mixture. Mix well and roll into balls. Roll in sugar (and cinnamon, if desired). Put on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Yield: about 5 dozen "erin-sized" cookies (translation: SMALL cookies).


Megan said...

They look really yummy right now - I'm starving and need to go eat breakfast. Can't wait to try them.

Living in Tally said...

I wish I could reach out and grab one to eat right now. I have hit my afternoon snack craving time. . .

Becky said...

I love how these have a slight crunch on the outside and are chewy on the inside. My husband is not usually a huge fan of sweets but he LOVED these. Good Job!