Cookies, Desserts

Snickerdoodle Cookies

December 27, 2013

Apparently I’m in a cinnamon and sugar kind of mood. Yesterday it was the snickerdoodle cake… Today it’s the snickerdoodle cookies! These are actually high on my mom’s list of awesomely delicious cookies. She has a love for dough that’s rolled in sugar before baking, but they also bring back some fond memories of us all in the kitchen with my Grandma baking up a storm.

She kept loads of these little bites of perfection tucked away in her freezer down the street from our house. We used to sneak into her garage and steal one (or three) of these every chance we got!! I promise with the new year I’ll slow down on my sweet recipes, but for now just enjoy all of the baked goodness!


snickerdoodle cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Cream together your shortening, butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  2. Shift together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a separate bowl. Stir into your egg mixture until fully incorporated. Pop the dough into the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Form your dough into one inch balls and roll in your cinnamon mixture. Place on a prepared sheet pan. Bake 7-10 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown.


snickerdoodle cookie recipe

Yummy right? These freeze so well. Like our Chocolate Chip Cookies we like to freeze these before baking. That way when I feel like a fresh baked cookie we pull them out of our freezer and right into the oven. I just add an extra minute or two to the baking time if I don’t want to wait for them to thaw out.

snickerdoodle cookie easy recipe

Frozen dough is GREAT to send over to neighbors or friends that need a little comfort. Maybe they just had a baby or are going through a tough time. Fresh baked cookies that they don’t have to do any work with are just the thing to lift their spirits!


Comments (3)

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 9:23 am

    For the longest time I’ve been saying that I don’t like Snickerdoodles.. and I can’t remember why not. After looking at the ingredients, these totally look like something I would LOVE! Pinning!

  • Whatever DeeDee Wants Reply

    December 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Yum! I love a good Snickerdoodle!

  • deborah hancock Reply

    February 26, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    i wood defintley fix the chocolate thin mints, i love the ones the girl scouts sell ,but i could make these all year long

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