Recipe: Snickerdoodle cookies


Snickerdoodle cookies made by Elisabeth Pointer

If you have a sweet tooth and like cinnamon, these cookies might be right up your alley. This is a family recipe that has been passed down through generations, and they are a common favorite. This recipe will make around 36 cookies.

Ingredients for Dough

  • 2 ¾ cups of flour
  • ½ cups of butter
  • ¼ teaspoons of salt
  • ½ cups of shortening
  • 1 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar

Ingredients for Topping

  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F.

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Step 2: Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar, then set it aside.

Step 3: Beat together the butter, shortening, and sugar.

Step 4: Beat in the eggs and vanilla with the butter, shortening and sugar mixture.

Step 5: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixture.

Step 6: In a separate bowl, mix together the 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 ½ teaspoons of sugar for the topping then set it aside for a moment.

Step 7: Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls and roll them into the sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Step 8: Refrigerate them for 30 minutes.

Step 9: Bake them for 10 minutes or until they are crisp and light brown.