My mom baked a lot when we were kids, it's where this passion really all started for me, the seed was planted. Coming home from school to a fresh batch of snickerdoodles was so absolutely normal. It was comforting, it was love, and it made the cloudy days seem brighter.
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
In a medium bowl sift the flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tarter, set aside. In a separate bowl cream the shortening and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until combined. Roll into balls then roll into cinnamon, sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.