Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sweet Treats: Snickerdoodles!

I've gotten quite a few recipes from my Mom that I cherish, especially sweet treats: nut rolls; boiled chocolate, peanut butter and horseshoe cookies (actually, I think the horseshoe recipe came to Mom from Aunt Helen); pineapple upside-down cake, etc. But this one is special--snickerdoodles. When she made them, we ate a many as we could get, still warm from the oven, until she realized we were being pigs and we got cut off. Dad likes them without the cinnamon-sugar coating; we wouldn't have them without! (Plus, you have a second use for the cinnamon-sugar mix you used for yesterday's Cable Cars. That's a "callback"!)

So here, for posterity, is Mom's time-honored recipe. (I'll take a pic the next time I make them.) xoxo

(from Eileen Quattrocchi)

✔ 1 cup shortening (not butter flavored)
✔ 1-1/2 cups sugar
✔ 2 eggs

✔ 2-3/4 cups flour
✔ 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
✔ 1 teaspoon baking soda
✔ 1/2 teaspoon salt

Roll in balls and then into a cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake at 400° until tops are cracked. Do not let the bottoms brown--the cookies will get hard too fast if you do.

Buon appetito!

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