Beware of these cookies - they disappear fast!! I made these as a treat for my husband; snickerdoodles are his favorite but not a cookie I've made often. I should start by saying I am an avid baker and my various cookies are requested often by friends and family. Since I didn't have a "go-to" recipe for snickerdoodles, I decided to search here and settled on this one after reading the positive reviews. I did make some modifications: I needed to use up some butter-flavor shortening so I subbed that for the regular shortening, I took the advice of one reviewer, who like me prefers soft cookies, and eliminated the cream of tartar completely. I did only make half a batch since it was just my husband and I. Well, let me say this - the first dozen was completely gone before the second batch was even out of the oven!! These are soft with a slight crunch to the edge, not too sweet, delicious for dunking in coffee/tea; really the perfect grown-up cookie and the kids will like them too! As far as some of the complaints/concerns regarding this recipe go let me make these suggestions: 1. ALWAYS use light colored cookie sheets - I like the "air-bake". They will always give you great results for evenly baked cookies, no more burnt bottoms! 2. 400F is WAY to high a temp for cookies; reduce to 375F and bake these for about 8-9 minutes for perfect results. 3. Do not let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for more than a minute, cool them on a wire rack - if they last that long!
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Beware of these cookies - they disappear fast!! I made these as a treat for my husband;...