Who doesn't love the Snickerdoodle goodness? Cinnamon and sugar covering a soft, flavorful cookie? Yummmy! So far everyone who has tasted these thinks the are great, and what's even better is they are fairly simple (even more so now that I have my wonderful Kitchen Aid Mixer!). I tend to whip these up when I'm bored, so its a good thing my husband is a cookie monster and eats most of them before I can indulge too much. These are also part of my so-many-cookies-have-chocolate-I-need-some-no-chocolate-recipes group of cookies.
***Note: You can swap 2 tsp Cream of Tartar and 1 tsp Baking Soda for the 3 tsp baking powder if desired
1/2 C butter @ room temp
1/2 C shortening
1 1/2 C white sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
2 3/4 C Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt (reduce if using salted butter)
2 Tbls sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 C sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt.
Shape into small dough balls; I use about a tablespoon of dough and make smaller cookies.
Roll dough in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet. Slightly flatten with back of spoon.
Bake 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees. Transfer cookies to cooling rack.
***As always, make sure to store cookies in an air-tight container after cooling.