I love Snicker Doodle cookies!! I didn’t make them for Christmas, but instead I decided to wait until after the Holidays.
I used my Mom’s recipe, but I wanted to change the cinnamon and sugar part and make some of the cookies with some chai spices.
The chai spice cookies are the darkest , the cinnamon sugar are the lightest, and then I just combined both the chai mixture and the cinnamon sugar and those cookies are in the middle!
Mom’s recipe calls for all shortening but I used half butter. They still turned out delicious!
The chai spices I used were:
½ teaspoon of each of cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, ginger, nutmeg and a pinch of ground black pepper.
As much as I adore my chai tea latte’s, I think I favored the cookies with the cinnamon sugar. Maybe I just didn’t have the chai spice mixture quite right….
So I combined the cinnamon sugar mixture with the chai spice mixture, and I really loved it!
Here is my Mom’s Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe:
Mix together 1 cup shortening and 1-1/2 cup sugar
Beat in 2 eggs
Sift and then stir in 3 cups flour, 2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt
Roll dough in balls the size of walnuts, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. These cookies will puff up, then flatten out with crinkled tops.
I hope you enjoy, these always turn out great! Live well!
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