Snickerdoodle - Great American Cookie Co. Copycat

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“I love the original and these are close to exact. The original recipe was from a copycat website, but I have made a few adjustments to make them closer to the real thing. You will think they are undercooked when you take them out of the over, but they aren't.”
24-36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugars with an electric mixer on high.
  2. Add egg, vanilla, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  3. Mix on high until smooth and well incorporated.
  4. Add flour and mix well.
  5. Preheat oven to 300°F and let the dough rest in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon for topping.
  7. With your hands, roll the dough into balls about the size of a golf ball.
  8. Roll the balls in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press them into an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 10-14 minutes and NO LONGER! They will seem undercooked, but will be soft and chewy in the middle once they have cooled. Don't overbake and then come to me with a bad review because they weren't delicious :).

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