What are Snickerdoodles and why had I never heard of them?!

These cookies are unbelievable. If you like soft, doughy, melt in your mouth cookies these are for you.

My husband has been on the receiving end of a lot of baking and he (and his co-workers) have collaboratively agreed that these cookies are a definite favorite.

Snickerdoodles could mistakenly get referred to as sugar cookies. The difference between the two comes from the use of cinnamon, which is balanced with cream of tartar to give the cookies their sweet, spicy flavor.

I must admit, I didn't expect for these cookies to be such a hit. They are so simple yet so delicious.

Consider yourself warned, these Snickerdoodles are extremely addictive!

Adapted from: Make-Ahead Meals


2 & 3/4 c flour
1 & 1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
1 & 1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; set aside. In another bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1 & 1/2 c sugar. Blend in the eggs at low speed. Add the flour mixture, and mix until combined.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Roll 1 tbsp of dough into a ball and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place dough on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-9 minutes. Do not overbake - the centers will be soft, but will set upon cooling.



  1. haha, had you really never heard of a snickerdoodle before? these look amazing and i bet they are totally addictive like you say. there is a bag of store bought ones about 50ft away from me right now (at work) but i have a feeling they would be a disappointment after looking at your homemade ones.

  2. Snickerdoodles are the best! I used to make them all the time as a kid.


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