Nana's Snickerdoodle

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3hrs 30mins
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30 mins

My Nana made snickerdoodles every Christmas. Then my mom and I made these most every year growing up. There are so many snickerdoodle recipes out there - but this - in my opinion is the best. One year was at my sister's for Xmas and we tried a generic recipe -- they were good - but not like Nana's!!! This recipe makes a ton -- suitable for xmas parties / large groups. (but you seriously wouldn't want to make a 1/2 batch... trust me on this! ;)

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  1. In a separate bowl, mix Flour, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda and Salt. Whisk to combine.
  2. Cream sugar and Crisco/Butter in your Mixer. Xmas 2014 I beat the sugar and butter a lot - whippy texture. I got very flat cookies. Read internet and it said cream for only a couple of minutes for thicker less crispy texture --
  3. Add Eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each egg.
  4. Add flour mixture slowly till combined.
  5. Chill the dough - for a while - hour or more?.
  6. Roll balls into walnut size.
  7. Roll balls into a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. (Use as much or as little cinnamon as you like).
  8. Bake at 400 for 8 - 10 minutes - but the cookies are BEST undercooked!
  9. Enjoy!