Thursday, September 6, 2012


My friend Ruth is the Princess of the kitchen and makes hands down THE BEST cookies ever ... every cookie I've seen her make, looks like it was store bought and taste amazing!!! I was lucky enough to get her snickerdoodle recipe ... I ate at least 5 ... of them just tonight. I will be making these soon!


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended.
  3. In a small shallow bowl, stir together the 1/4 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be slightly golden at the edges. Remove to cool on wire racks. *Ruth's secret to getting flat not puffy cookies is you take the cookie sheet out of the oven and drop it on the counter 1 to 2 times and it immediately makes the cookies flat.

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