Is there anything better than coming home after school, running in the door and smelling fresh baked cookies? I don't think so!
I remember many days sitting in the kitchen telling my mom about my day as we shared cookies and milk. She always wore a cotton dress and a gingham apron...red, yellow, green or blue. There was always a smile on her face, and love in her eyes! Here's a photo of an apron like the ones I remember:
I was a lucky kid. My mom didn't have to work as so many mom's do now days, so she was always home. (Actually, a lot of mom's didn't work outside the home back then.....but they sure worked INSIDE the home!)
Mom always had the cookie jar full with the classics. Chocolate chip, ginger snaps, peanut butter, etc. She very seldom made Snicker doodles. I don't remember why. Maybe one of my brothers or sister didn't care for them. But I loved them! So I was always happy when I found them in the jar. This is the recipe she always used.
I love their spicy cinnamon flavor and soft buttery goodness!
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter
Cream shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well.
2 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Mix in dry ingredients. Shape into 1" balls.
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Mix sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls in mixture and place on un greased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes at 400.