Cakey Snickerdoodles


1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter-flavored Crisco
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons colored sugar (can be divided equally if you want two different colors)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine1 1⁄2 cups sugar, Crisco, eggs, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended.
Whisk the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl. Add gradually to shortening mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
Combine the 3 tablespoons granulated sugar with the 3 tablespoons colored sugar and mix until well combined (I used two colors and simply halved the quantities). Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Place on cooling racks to cool completely.