Thursday, January 28, 2010


Snickerdoodles are one of my husband's favorite cookies, so I made him some yesterday on our anniversary.  He was very happy!!  It seems like I've been making these cookies forever.  The traditional snickerdoodle is crispy and has lots of cinnamon.  Mine are soft and chewey and has less cinnamon!


1 cup regular Crisco shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  In another bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tartar baking soda and salt.  Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and stir until combined.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls.  Roll balls in mixture of 2 Tbs. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon (I just make up my own sugar/cinnamon mix). 

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (They will spread out and puff up and then begin to crack.  I take them out once they're cracked and not quite set so they'll be soft instead of crisp)   Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

This is a fun recipe to make with kids.  They love rolling the dough in balls and dropping them in the cinnamon sugar! 

Have a thoroughly enjoyable Thursday!


  1. Oh pop over for tea and bring some of those wonderful looking cookies, please :)

    I am wondering what time zone you are on? As it is still Wed 11.30p.m. here in the NW, I'm off to bed, Nite :) T.

  2. Thanks for the son Sean will love these...soft and chewy is is favorite type of cookie!

  3. Those are my husbands favorite and I think I can smell them thru the computer,,now I just might have to make a bunch...hey I tagged you for award,,come check it out..

  4. They look so yummy! I can almost smell them! Mmmm.....

  5. Mmm.... fresh cookies... just as good, oh no wait... better than fresh bread! ;)

  6. My kids would sneak off and eat the dough !

  7. LOVE snickerdoodle... I'm SO trying this recipe! Next time I go to Super Target - I'm getting the ingredients - although, "cream of tartar" sounds a bit gross :)

    Thanks for recipe :) Much appreciated.


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