Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Picture of Snickerdoodle CookiesWhile Snickerdoodle cookies have an unusual name, these rich cinnamon-sugar cookies are great for a holiday treat. They are a sweet sugar cookie with a coating of sugar and cinnamon. Easy to make, just mix, roll into a ball, roll the snickerdoodle balls in a mix of sugar and cinnamon then bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Cream together 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Roll Snickerdoodle dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.
  4. Make the Snickerdoodle topping by mixing 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon.
  5. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place cookie dough 2 inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake Snickerdoodle Cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove Snickerdoodles from cookie sheet to wire rack and let cool.