Snifferific Snickerdoodles With High Altitude Adjustments

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“My favorite of several recipes I have on hand; this one consistently turns out light, chewy, and crunchy - all at the same time! Prep time includes chilling in fridge prior to baking. Take a look at the last step to see High Altitude adjustments.”
1hr 45mins
48 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening with 1 1/2 cups sugar.
  2. Add eggs; stirring until combined.
  3. Reserving 2 T sugar and cinnamon, mix (or sift) all the other dry ingredients together.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of dry mixture at a time to wet mixture, stirring until combined.
  5. Form into balls the size of walnuts (it is easier to make the balls before chilling so they stay together, if you do it after, they tend to crumble more and take more time to "coax" together).
  6. Mix 2 T sugar and cinnamon together in a small coffee mug. Drop the balls into the mug and swirl around to coat.
  7. Refrigerate to chill dough for about an hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 400°F (High Altitude = 410°F).
  9. Place coated balls 2" apart on ungreased flat stone (or cookie sheet).
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes on a stone (8-10 on a traditional pan). Remove from the oven while they are puffed up and cracked on the top.
  11. Allow to cool (they will fall a bit here) before transferring to a cooling rack.
  12. High Altitude Adjustments: -1T shortening, -1 1/2 T sugar, +1/2 t water, +5 1/2 t flour, -1/8 t baking soda, +10°F on original temperature.

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