Sunday, November 3, 2013

Little Chef

One of Hubby's traditions is to bake cookies when the nieces and nephews come to visit. 

And now that we have our first grandchild she gets a chance to learn Papa's secret recipes. 

I think she approves of her Papa's cooking!  And while I can't divulge the secret of his molasses cookies, I will share another family favorite.  Snickerdoodles!  From Betty Crocker's Cooky Book.

1 Cup Shortening (part butter)
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 C. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar (buy it in the spice section)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

In separate bowl mix:
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Heat oven to 400.  Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly.  In separate bowl mix flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt; stir into shortening mixture.  Shape dough in 1" balls.  Roll balls in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.  Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  These cookies puff up then flatten out.  Double, triple or quadruple recipe as necessary :-)

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