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Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies Recipe

Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies Recipe

I get lots of compliments on these crunchy cookies. They're always part of my Christmas cookie platter. —Sarah Miller, Wauconda, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. In another bowl, whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and remaining sugar. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in cinnamon-sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 63 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies

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Brandy871
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2017

"snickerdoodles by any other name are still snickerdoodles! ;)

we love them"

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tsuop
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2017

"These ARE Snickerdoodles. I just made them. You need to use half butter & half shortening. Yup!! they puff up & go flat."

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maryeburton
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2017

"these are excellent cookies. Pretty much the same recipe as Snickerdoodles. Both are a no fail cookie that everyone loves. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this one. It's a keeper."

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Psalm127-3
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2017

"before attempting these can anyone tell me if they go flat like typical snickerdoodles do? 1c of shortening seems like a lot to me but I could be wrong. thanks"

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juicyfruit007
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"easy and yummy. A lot like snickerdoodles."

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Terry Jean
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"Made them for a family dinner. Big hit. Love them."

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Joscy
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"Plan to include these wonderful looking cookies for Christmas. I would offer *5* stars, however, no star rating appeared."

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tkmarano
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"These were a big hit at home and the office. I can't wait to make them for the holidays."

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brazenlove
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"My husband and I love these cookies! He can't stop eating them!"

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penguiniprincess24
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"delicious and soft. they were easy to make and you can easily make 48, if not more. friends and family loved them, even the picky eaters!"

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