The kids were asking for a dessert, or “burzert” as Audrey says. I didn’t have any chocolate chips on hand so I went to the recipe box to look for a solution. Snickerdoodles, of course! They are simple, quick to make and oh, so tasty.
Here’s what you need:
1 c. shortening (plain, not butter flavored)
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 TBSP granulated sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
With an electric mixer, cream the shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until well mixed. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add the dry to the wet and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl.
In a small bowl or small rimmed plate mix the sugar and cinnamon. Form the dough into 1″ balls then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar to coat.
Place cookies on an ungreased sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 400°. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.