I made these Snickerdoodles right before Christmas. I think they only lasted maybe 1 1/2 days before they were all gone. Not good before the holidays.....and I wonder why I put on a few pounds??? They are courtesy of Betty Crocker and are a "from scratch" cookie. Very good, very soft and chewy and very addicting!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour or unbleached flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
Shape dough into 1/14 inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.