Snickerdoodles Recipe

Have you eaten any snickerdoodles lately?  I know…….We haven’t either.  They are kind of a throw back cookie that you just don’t hear about that often.  I baked up two batches of snickerdoodles this week, and we thought you might like the recipe we always use.  We got it from here.  Snickerdoodles are great because they have a nice cozy autumn taste from the cinnamon, but yet they are a great Christmas cookie, too.  They freeze really well, and you can go from flour to finished cookies in under an hour.


Snickerdoodles - The 2 Seasons

Snickerdoodles Recipe


  • 1 cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Mix shortening, 1/1/2 cups sugar, and eggs thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt.
  4. Stir in egg mixture and mix till all is combined.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  6. Roll in mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until done.
  8. The cookies puff up at first and then flatten out.
  9. Makes 2 to 3 dozen, depending on size.
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 Snickerdoodles - The 2 Seasons

Okay, folks.  That’s a wrap for this week.  We are off to celebrate Grandma’s 90th with the entire family.  Can’t wait for that.  Be sure to check out our selections tomorrow.


Take care!


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  1. Kate L says

    Thx for this recipe! Brings back so many good memories of my mother and grandmother!
    Have fun at your mother’s 90th! We’re off to Ohio for the day tomorrow to help Aunt Jane (Mother’s older sister) celebrate 100 years! Aren’t all of us lucky?!!

  2. Beth Lowe says

    I haven’t made Snickerdoodle’s since Jr. High. My recipe was one I copied from my Katie Keene comic books– they were “Sis’s” favorite cookies. Do you remember Katie Keene, fashion designer?
    Give your mother’s my best birthday wishes from me.