As I typed the words "little helpers" I can hear the sound of toys banging together.
But today we made snickerdoodles. You know the sugar cookies covered in a mix of cinnamon and sugar. I'm a big fan of cinnamon. And the reason I wanted to make these cookies was to toss in some chocolate chips to see how I liked the combo. But I was so distracted about not letting the bowl of cinnamon and sugar fall on the floor as the girls rolled the cookie balls that I near forgot to include the chips!
So out of 2-3 dozen cookies, less than ten of them have chocolate chips. Is there any cure for this brainlessness I have?
I didn't think so.
Oh well, I'll just have to make more and try to remember the chips.
From: Betty Crocker's Cooky Book
1 cup shortening (part butter or margarine) *I used straight shortening.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 T. sugar
2 tsp cinnamon (But if you accidentally read that as Tablespoons add a couple more T. of sugar and dump some into a shaker for your toast. Not that I know from experience or anything.)
Chocolate Chips (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees F.
MIX shortening, sugar and eggs thoroughly.
COMBINE flour, cream of tarter, soda and salt in a separate bowl. Then add to egg mixture.
SHAPE dough into balls and roll in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until they have flattened out a bit.
Makes about 6 dozen cookies depending on the size of
These cookies came out quite crispy. I think the next time I might try something different to make them a bit more soft and chewy. I'm just not exactly sure what that something is, right now.
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