The best cookie on earth (in my opinion). I love snickerdoodles and this recipe is everything a snickerdoodle should be. Soft and chewy and crispy all at the same time. Yummo!

Preheat oven to 400*

Cream together:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In another bowl mix together:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Add dry to wet and mix until well blended.

In a small bowl mix:
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls. Roll balls of dough in cinnamon & sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until you can barely see a little browning. MMmmm. Worth the trouble. My kids love them. It's kind of fun to make a lot of tiny ones.