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Old 07-20-2014, 07:32 PM   #11
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This prompted me to get out my late mother's recipe for snickerdoodles. It's the only one I ever use. I'm not much of a baker so I can't add anything about the chemical properties, but all I know is that these are good.

This recipe is about 40 years old and it's my go-to every holiday season. They are a fave with friends and family.


Does a capital "T" mean a tablespoon and a lower case "t" mean a teaspoon? I've seen this in other recipes and wondered.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:39 PM   #12
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Does a capital "T" mean a tablespoon and a lower case "t" mean a teaspoon? I've seen this in other recipes and wondered.

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:40 PM   #13
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Yep, you got it, Mad.
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Here's an article that explains the importance of the presence of cream of tartar. The Difference Between Snickerdoodles And Sugar Cookies
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This prompted me to get out my late mother's recipe for snickerdoodles. It's the only one I ever use. I'm not much of a baker so I can't add anything about the chemical properties, but all I know is that these are good.

This recipe is about 40 years old and it's my go-to every holiday season. They are a fave with friends and family.


Are we long lost brother and sister? This recipe card looks like it was written by my mother!

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Old 07-20-2014, 08:58 PM   #17
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Does Cream of Tartar need to be replaced?

I've had a little jar of it for years left from when I used to bake. Snickerdoodles remain my favorite cookie ever. My kids loved them and they were inexpensive to make. They make outasight ice cream sandwiches too. In fact, Burger King was selling snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches that were worth writing home about. Naturally, they quit selling them and replaced them with a chocolate sandwich. Grrr

Thanks Andy, now I'm inspired to make some again.
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Does Cream of Tartar need to be replaced?

I've had a little jar of it for years left from when I used to bake. Snickerdoodles remain my favorite cookie ever. My kids loved them and they were inexpensive to make. They make outasight ice cream sandwiches too. In fact, Burger King was selling snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches that were worth writing home about. Naturally, they quit selling them and replaced them with a chocolate sandwich. Grrr

Thanks Andy, now I'm inspired to make some again.
It should last for a very long time.
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Could be, bakechef! Don't ya just love the beautiful cursive that our mothers and grandmothers used when writing out their recipes.

Andy, thank you for the link. That explains a lot to me. It's also most likely the reason my homemade playdough recipe for the kids also calls for cream of tartar - it's a preservative and keeps things soft and ooey gooey. I just used it and never questioned the why. There's a reason my mom always said don't leave out the c of t in the snickerdoodles.

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And another thing..what about the shortening in most of the recipes? Wouldn't butter make them better, now that I can afford butter?
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