Anna’s Snickerdoodles

Anna is working on the cookie baking badge for her Keepers of the Faith club. She needs to bake 6 different types of cookies to earn the badge. She has already made Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies for us and now has added Snickerdoodles to her list. We got the recipe from this book ~

This is a wonderful cookbook that I found at Half Price Books a few years back, and which Jeff bought me for a Christmas present. Many great recipes from everyday cooks around the country! This recipe is credited to Michelle Goddard of Memorial Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Anna almost didn’t get to make these the other night when I realized that I had no cream of tartar, called for in the recipe. I decided to just go ahead and let her try them without it and see how they turned out. I am happy to report that they were just fine, delicious in fact! And Anna was quite proud of herself as she served them to the family. Here is the recipe ~

Snickerdoodles

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Additional sugar and cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cream the shortening, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the vanilla extract. shape into balls the size of walnuts. Roll each ball in cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes; watch carefully so they don’t burn. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

This was a good learning recipe for Anna, and she had a great time with it!

Blessings,
Nancy

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4 Responses

  1. Those look wonderful! I love Snickerdoodles…I know I am definitely in the minority in my family of cookie lovers, lol, but it’s one of my favorite cookies.

    We love using recipes of any kind in our homeschool. I always make the boys tweek them, like make a larger batch or a smaller batch, just so they can work with the fractions in the measurements, lol.

    Thanks so much for sharing, and I wish your daughter luck with her badge! šŸ™‚

    Katie
    Making homeschool fun using everything from wordsearch to web games!

  2. You can never go wrong with snickerdoodles!

  3. Oh, how wonderful! I was baking bread today and ran out of flour! Kind of essential!!! Glad that you could drop the tartar and still have them turn out well!

  4. Hi, Nancy. These cookies look so yummy! And Anna is so cute and looks proud of being a good cook.

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