I know this cookie is nothing new...but it's always been one of my favorites. In fact, I like them better than America's favorite cookie, the chocolate chip. But for some reason I never make them.
Last month, I was asked by a good friend to make some for her daughter's bridal shower, so I whipped out the old Betty Crocker cookbook---the one I got for my high school graduation, oh so many years ago (back when teenage girls had 'hope chests' and collected homemaking stuff )--and made the traditional, nothing fancy, old-fashioned Snicker doodle. And man was it good! All sugary and cinnamony. Mmmm. It was just like my mom used to make, because--it was the one my mom used to make! (not flat, but a bit puffy)
No need to look any further than Betty Crocker.
What's your favorite 'nothing fancy, traditional, old-fashioned cookie?"
from Betty Crocker
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour*
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 T sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
*I added 1/2 cup more flour than was called for.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix thoroughly: butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups of the sugar and the eggs. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls.
Mix the remaining sugar and the cinnamon; roll balls into mixture. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.
Immediately remove from the baking sheet.
**I also refrigerated my dough for an hour or two before baking, and raised my heat to 415 degrees. I have no rhyme or reason for this EXCEPT that I didn't want flat cookies. I wanted them to be puffy like my mom's. Since I live at 4000 feet above sea-level, sometimes I have to fiddle around with baking instructions.
My cookies featured at the shower... I wanted to share because the yard was so beautiful!
The backyard before the guests arrived. And yes, those are parasols hanging from a tree. It was so pretty. And the Snicker Doodles were a hit!