12.21.2010

the cookie exchange 3.

the third box that arrived during the cookie exchange was from matt and sarah.
(need to catch up on the first and second deliveries?).
they made snickerdoodles.
mmm...

2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
2 t cream of tartar
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
8 T unsalted butter
1/2 c pure vegetable shortening
1 3/4 c sugar
2 T cinnamon
2 eggs

preheat the oven to 400 after setting racks to the top and bottom third of the oven.
line baking sheets with silpat baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.
sift together the first four dry ingredients; set aside.
in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 c sugar.
beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
scrape down sides of bowl.
add eggs and beat to combine.
add dry ingredients and beat to combine.
in a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 c sugar and the ground cinnamon.
use a small ice cream scoop to form balls of the dough and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
bake until the cookies are set in the center and begin to crack, about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after 5 minutes.
cool on a wire rack.
store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

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