These are a family favorite. Except for one daughter. She's allergic to cinnamon and it makes her feel really bad that we all love them so much and she can't eat them. She can't eat a lot of other things we like either, so it is not so fun being her at times. But for the rest of us I give you Snickerdoodles!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 3/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
I must've made 400 dozen or so Snickerdoodles whiel managing the bakery. Yes, they're a popular cookie!