Holiday Snickerdoodles

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“I made this one year with my mom after I graduated college. We had a grand ol' time. She found this recipe in one of the local newspapers. I made these with my 3 year old last year and he had a blast rolling the dough in the sprinkles. The Yield indicated is a guess, because I forgot exactly how many it makes.”
2-3 doz

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix 1/2 of cinnamon with each red and green sugar crystals in small dishes. Set aside.
  2. Beat in large bowl the sugar, shortening, butter and 2 eggs on medium speed until well mixed.
  3. sift together, flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Add to wet mixture. Mix well.
  4. Roll dough into little balls approx 1 inch in diameter, and roll into sugars, one color on each side. Place onto cookie sheet.
  5. Drained cherries can be placed on top of the balls. (Cherries may need to be patted dry before placing on the dough).
  6. Bake on cookie sheet in preheated 400 degree F oven for 8- 10 minutes. Cool on racks.

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