Caroline's Snickerdoodles

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400°F.

Cream together the shortening, sugar and eggs. Sift the dry ingredients together and stir into sugar mixture. Chill the dough 2 hours.

Roll chilled dough into balls about the size of walnuts. Roll each in a mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

Makes about 5 dozen great little Snickerdoodles.

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