Friday, January 25, 2008

Not Chocolate: Snickerdoodles

Otherwise known as the "Get Fat Cookie" :)

Even hard-core chocoholics like to try new things every once in a while. I have been wanting to make homemade Snickerdoodles for a very long time, and a coworker of my husband passed this simple recipe on to me.

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. Crisco vegetable shortening
1 egg
1 3/8 c. self-rising flour*
cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the sugar, shortening, and egg with a hand mixer on medium speed. Gradually add flour, mixing after each batch.

Once it is well combined, roll into walnut-size balls. In a deep, narrow bowl, sprinkle some cinnamon sugar (the Domino brand makes a great pre-mixed version). One at a time, take a dough ball and swirl it around the bowl until it is loosely covered with cinnamon sugar.

Place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 300 for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are very slightly brown.

*If you don't have self-rising flour on hand, you can easily make it. 1 3/8 c. self-rising flour is roughly equivalent to 1 3/8 c. regular all-purpose flour, plus 2 t. baking powder, plus about 1/2 t. salt. (For future reference, 4 c. of self-rising flour equals 4 c. of all-purpose flour, plus 2 T. baking powder, plus 2 t. salt.)

I will make you fat and happy... nyum nyum nyum nyum

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