Here is the quick and easy snickerdoodle cookie recipe. We usually make these cookies only around the holidays- but after making them for you now- they are going to be a year round treat! This recipe only cost me $2.95 or $0.07 a cookie- what a steal!!!

1 cup soft shortening (Crisco) ($1.50)
1 1/2 cups sugar ($0.25)
2 eggs ($0.15)
2 3/4 cups flour ($0.80)
2 teaspoons of cream of tartar ($0.20)
1 teaspoon of baking soda ($0.05)
1 /2 teaspoon of salt

Equal parts cinnamon and sugar (2 tablespoons each). Place this mixture in a shallow dish in which the cookies can be rolled in before going into the oven.

Cream together the first three ingredients-add one egg at a time. Sift together the rest of the ingredient and then add to the creamed mixture a little at a time. Mix on medium speed until all of the flour mixture is incorporated. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice. Roll the dough into balls about the size of walnuts.

For this show, I used a tablespoon measuring spoon and I got 3 1/2 dozen cookies. Roll each dough ball into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place on a cookie sheet and bake on 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. These cookies do not brown, but if left in the oven too long they will be crispy and you want them to be nice and chewy. Leave on a baking sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

I hope you enjoy these little delights- let me know how they turned out!

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