Monday, July 22, 2013


My recipes are a huge mess.  I can't keep track of them.  I'm about to just do a full-size binder with one recipe per page alphabetized.  Sigh...  Much better than the random papers thrown in the cupboard with the other cook books.

Anyhoo... couldn't find this recipe that we love... so now that I've found it, I'm posting here to share with y'all and so I don't lose it again.

Mrs. Siggs Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
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

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2.  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.

3.  Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

4.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.