Snickerdoodles

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • DifficultyEasy
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 medium eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar and the eggs and mix thoroughly with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt, and stir into the shortening mixture.

3. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon.

4. Shape the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls (1 tablespoon per ball), and roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar. Arrange the dough balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake two sheets at a time until the edges of the cookies are set but the centers are still soft, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through.

5.Transfer the cookies to wire racks for cooling. Repeat with the remaining dough balls. Store in an airtight container.

From Food Network Kitchens: After further testing and to ensure the best results, this recipe has been altered from what was in the actual episode.

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