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 eggs

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.


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