You guys! I got my first baking request! And then another! And another! I GOT THREE BAKING REQUESTS IN ONE DAY!
I think that means I might be okay at this baking thing!
So what was it for? Well, the first one was by a gentleman that my husband works with for Snickerdoodles! And so I set out to find a delicious snickerdoodle recipe.
I found this one on Allrecipes. With 3000 positive reviews – I knew it was the one for me.
I’ve always heard that it’s kind of easy to mess up Snickerdoodles – so I followed the recipe exactly.
I knew after about two minutes in the oven that these cookies were going to be fantastic. My house smelled AMAZING as they baked.
And fantastic, they WERE. I’m not sure I’ll ever try another Snickerdoodle recipe. These have always been one of my favorite types of cookies and everyone that tried them thought they were really good. I wrapped them up in a pretty plate and sent them off to work with my husband to give to his coworker – who was very touched and excited that I actually made them for him.
Now – two more to go! :o)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
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.