This picture is a little misleading, because I don't roll my snickerdoodles in cinnamon and sugar. But the picture is just so dang priiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitty. I couldn't resist. Yes, I'll post a picture of my own the next time I make these.
Mix together: 3 cups sugar 2 cups shortening
Add: 4 eggs 5 1/2 cups flour 4 tsp. cream of tarter 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt
And if you're a cinnamon-sugar kind of a person, then roll your balls of dough in that before setting onto your cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8 minutes, no more. Or you'll get rock-hard cookies; trust me.