Gingerdoodles (or Snickersnaps) from Lauren...(original recipe found on bakergirl via A Year of Cookies)
Ingredients: 1/2 c.shortening,3/4 c.sugar,1 egg, 1 T. vanilla, 1 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 t. baking soda, 1/4 t. salt, 1 t. cream of tartar, 1 T cinnamon + 3 T. sugar for rolling cookies in
Instructions: Cream together shortening and sugar, add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar-mix and combine. Dough will becrumbly, but will come together when rolled into balls. Combine cin. and 3 T of sugar in bowl and set aside for rolling dough in.
Ingredients: 3/4 c. shortening, 1 c. sugar, 1/4 c. molasses, 1 egg, 2 c. flour, 2 t. baking soda, 1/4 t salt, 1 t. cinnamon, 1 t. cloves, 1 t. ginger, 1/4 c. sugar for rolling cookies in
Instructions: Cream together shortening and sugar, add molasses and egg and continue beating. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger and mix until combined. Put 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl and set aside for rolling dough in.
Combining the Cookies: Preheat oven to 350°, grease baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Roll a small amount of gingersnap dough into a ball and toss in granulated sugar. Roll a small amount of snickerdoodle dough in a ball and toss in cinnamon-sugar.
Place both doughs together and gently roll or squeeze together (it worked best if I kneaded the snickerdoodle dough in my hand a few times before rolling both doughs together since it's a thicker consistency).
Place on baking sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before moving to cooling racks.
Next up...Heather's Coconut Pecan Cookies
Ingredients: 1 c. brown sugar, 1 c. sugar, 1 c. butter (softened), 2 eggs, 1 t. vanilla, 1 1/2 c. flour, 1 t. salt, 1 t. baking soda, 1 1/2 c. uncooked oats, 2 c. coconut, 1 c. nuts (chopped)
Instructions: Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add everything else. Chill and drop onto greased cookie sheet and bake 9 min at 350.