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Snickerdoodles

Oven 400°

½ c. butter or margarine 2 tsp. cream of tartar
½ c. lard (or Crisco) 1 tsp. baking soda
1 ½ c. sugar ¼ tsp. salt
2 eggs 2 T. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 2/3 c. flour

Beat butter and lard until light; add 1 ½ c. sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; add to beaten mixture.
Combine 2 T. sugar and cinnamon.
Shape dough in small balls, about 1", and roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8 - 10 minutes (cookies flatten during baking). Cool on racks. Makes about 6 dozen.

 

 

Last updated 22 February 2010

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