Cinnamon cookies.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

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  • Mix the shortening , sugar, and eggs until creamy. Mix the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Blend the wet with the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon until well-blended.

  • Roll the dough into the size of small walnuts.

  • Prepare the cinnamon and sugar mixture by mixing the cinnamon and sugar.

  • Roll the cookie dough into the cinnamon and sugar mixture until coated and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6-10 minutes watching to make sure they don't burn. They should be very lightly brown and still soft looking on top. When they cool, they will crack a little on top.

Nutrition Facts

186.4 calories; 1.9 g protein; 24.9 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 107.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (117)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
These cookies are divine! My family and friends devoured them. I think the butter and cream of tartar make the difference. In my oven I cooked them 8 minutes. When I took them out I thought I had undercooked them but they continued to cook and firm up and became a perfectly dense chewy cookie. Two thumbs way up! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2008
When my daughter made these she had to add a lot more flour. The amount given gave the dough a frosting-like consistency. She added more flour about 1 1/2 cups and the dough was perfect.: Read More
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155 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
These cookies are divine! My family and friends devoured them. I think the butter and cream of tartar make the difference. In my oven I cooked them 8 minutes. When I took them out I thought I had undercooked them but they continued to cook and firm up and became a perfectly dense chewy cookie. Two thumbs way up! Read More
(30)
Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2008
When my daughter made these she had to add a lot more flour. The amount given gave the dough a frosting-like consistency. She added more flour about 1 1/2 cups and the dough was perfect.: Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2005
This is the cookie my mom used to ALWAYS make at Christmas. I was surprised when I found it on here. The only thing I did differently was to add just a pinch of nutmeg. These were great. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
These cookies are divine! My family and friends devoured them. I think the butter and cream of tartar make the difference. In my oven I cooked them 8 minutes. When I took them out I thought I had undercooked them but they continued to cook and firm up and became a perfectly dense chewy cookie. Two thumbs way up! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2007
I just made these and tweeked the recipe a bit. I put a little nutmeg in and some cinnamon chips. WOW!!!! This really perked them up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2006
I find that using a better quality of cinnamon adds to the taste of the cookie. It is also important to cream the mixture well in the first step of mixing the shortening sugar and eggs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
When Christmas baking with my mom as our tradition she made a face when I said I brought Snickerdoodle dough. She was singing a different tune after she ate one! I put the cinnamon and sugar mixture in a ziplock baggie and dropped the cookies in there so it was less messy. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2003
I have NO idea what i did wrong!!!! I followed the recipe exactly but somehow the cookies came out crumbly and had no taste. Sorry these cookies weren't my favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
Easy to make always a crowd pleaser. I baked these for an office holiday party and had my co-workers begging for more! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/25/2012
These cookies turned out dry hard and flavorless for me but my mom and dad liked them. I think I'll look for another Snickerdoodle recipe. Read More
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