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Snickerdoodles

From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

child rolling dough for snickerdoodle cookies
child rolling dough for snickerdoodle cookies

These are lots of fun to make with young children, who are usually well skilled at using thei little hands to roll the dough into balls.

1 stick butter, soft
½ cup Crisco
            Cream.

1 ½ cup sugar
            Add a little at a time, beating until fluffy.

2 eggs
            Beat in one at a time.

1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2¾ cup flour
            Stir in.  Chill 1 hour.  Then Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into balls.

3 Tbl. sugar
1 Tbl. cinnamon
            Mix in a small bowl.  Roll balls in mix and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

400 degrees, 10 minutes.

Makes 36 cookies.

snickerdoodle cookies
snickerdoodle cookies

(www.berkeleyandbeyond2.com; copyright Carole Terwilliger Meyers)