Mrs. Weiss’s Snickerdoodles and Tollhouse Cookies

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Nothing says Christmas to me like Snickerdoodles and Tollhouse cookies. Hoping everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy holiday season.

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! šŸ˜‰

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Mix together:
1 cup soft shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs

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.

Tollhouse cookies are the other staple each Christmas. We just follow the recipe on the back of the Tollhouse chocolate chip bag. Check it out: Tollhouse Cookie Recipe
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!

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