Recipe by MarthaStewartWanabe
If you like snickerdoodles, there's a good chance you'll like these just as well. These are different than the classic, chewy version because they are instead crispy like a butter cookie. The best part is the surprising hint of sea salt baked into the cookie as well as in the coating.
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground (I used Fleur De Sel)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground (I used Fleur De Sel)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl cream together shortening and sugar with a mixer (handheld or stand) at medium speed until fluffy. Add salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, egg and vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to low and add in flour 1/2 cup at a time until thoroughly incorporated. If your mixer tires out, you may need to work in the last bit of flour by hand.
- In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, sugar and sea salt.
- Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Then roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated.
- Place dough balls 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet (or parchment paper per your preference) and bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies spread out, appear crackled and no longer appear gooey in the center.
- Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!