Mrs. Weiss’s Snickerdoodles
This recipe was given to my mom by her landlady in Philadelphia where she grew up. It’s been a tradition with my mom when I was growing up to make these every Christmas and I have started this tradition with my family. I love you, mom! 😉
1 cup soft shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
Sift together in a separate bowl:
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon and sugar mixture for coating: 2 Tablespoons and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Roll dough into small balls (they will spread). Roll the dough balls into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet or on parchment paper.
Bake 9 minutes at 375.
We do add 1 cup chopped pecans and press a pecan half into the top as you can see in the photo. The sky’s the limit!