Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

We’re back with another recipe for those holiday cookie exchanges! Snickerdoodles are a classic treat, but when made right, they are arguably one of the best cookies around. This recipe creates the perfect snickerdoodle, with a soft and chewy center and a sides that are just a little bit crispy. For a festive twist, add colored sugar to your coating sugar mixture for snickerdoodles with a little extra flair. Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Bake Time: 10 Minutes

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs and the vanilla. Gradually blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon in a smaller bowl. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set, but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

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