S-S-S-S-S-S-S-Snickerdoodles…Bless You!

Snickerdoodles, the classic cookie that everyone loves! There are many variations, but this is my favorite recipe. It’s easy and covered with lots of cinnamon and sugar. YUM!

Snickerdoodles, the classic cookie that everyone seems to love! There are many variations, but this is my favorite recipe.

If I want to make cookies that everyone in my family will love, Snickerdoodles are the answer. The chewy goodness combined with the cinnamon-sugar flavor makes this a favorite at Christmas time AND throughout the year.

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Snickerdoodles, the classic cookie that everyone seems to love! There are many variations, but this is my favorite recipe.

I think it was the year I turned 9 that “Santa” brought my sister and me two cookbooks, Betty Crocker’s “Cooky Book,” and “The Boy’s and Girl’s Cookbook.” These are the books that I started with, easy but tasty recipes…and most of them foolproof! This Snickerdoodle recipe is adapted from the “Cooky Book.”

Snickerdoodles, the classic cookie that everyone seems to love! There are many variations, but this is my favorite recipe.

This recipe is perfect for little hands. They can do some of the mixing and the little ones LOVE rolling the dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture. They can say they helped!

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And try our Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches, the perfect ice cream treat!

If you want to have these always available, they are very freezer friendly. Check out our guide on freezing all your cookie creations!

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Snickerdoodles

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Time to Roll 6 Dozen Cookies25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickerdoodle cookies
Servings: 6 dozen
Author: Anna

Ingredients

Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon

Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening, at room temperature, I use Crisco
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature. If you use vegan butter, these can be dairy free.
  • 2 eggs, (at room temp. if you are organized enough to take them out of the fridge early! Not critical, but better.
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer beat together the sugar, shortening, butter, and eggs, until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter, sugar and egg mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Using a 1-inch cookie scoop or Tablespoon form the dough into 1-inch balls. If your kitchen is warm and the dough is super soft, refrigerate the dough for about 45 minutes to an hour. 
  • Roll each ball in the Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture. I like to make sure there is a good coating of cinnamon-sugar on the cookies, this gives them their amazing flavor!
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2-inches apart. My favorite hack is to line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. You can re-use the same paper for multiple bakes and the clean up is a breeze!
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will puff up then flatten out.
  • When just barely starting to brown, remove from oven and place the cookie sheet on cooling rack.
  • After cookies have cooled for about 10 minutes carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Then hide them or else they will be gone before you get a chance to try them!

Notes

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
These cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months if wrapped and sealed well.
Here is Betty Crocker’s information on freezing all kinds of cookies.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Anna | 3rd Dec 15

    It seems to be a popular favorite! What’s not to love? Cinnamon and sugar…so delicious!

  2. Claudia Kerns | 3rd Dec 15

    My favorite cookie ever!! Thank you!

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