TNB Night Owl – Thanksgiving Season Snickerdoodles

Pumpkins on sale. Photo by Danielle Scott.
Raise your hand if you like cookies. Okay, so everyone, this is the easiest recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies for this Thanksgiving season, and they only take 10 minutes to bake.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
    • Or 2 sticks if you would rather have thinner, crispier cookies
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
TIP: Need softened butter quick? Get a plate and a tall cup and set your  butter long ways up on a plate and cover with a cup, then microwave  for 10 seconds. = Perfectly softened butter.

Instructions:

  • Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large bowl, put your butter in and fluff it with a mixer on a low setting (hand mixer will do fine.), then put 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup shortening, and teaspoon of vanilla extract in and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, put your 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and whisk together. Slowly incorporate into your butter mixture with your mixer.
  • In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon together
  • On large cookie sheets with parchment paper roll the dough into small balls, and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes on 400 degrees, then sprinkle the rest of our cinnamon sugar mixture onto the tops of warm cookies, put on cooling sheets

This is a recipe that will feed you, your kids, your great grandkids, your great great grandkids, etc. So feel free to put half the dough in the fridge, or freeze half of them for next time!

QOTN: What are your favorite recipes? (Feel free to drop the links in the comment section!)

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