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You have to try this Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe! They’re so soft and chewy and just simply irresistible! This easy snickerdoodles recipe is a family favorite and your whole family will love it, too!

You have to try this Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe! It is a family favorite and your whole family will love this easy snickerdoodles recipe, too!
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Oh these snickderdoodle cookies are delicious! One bite and you will see why we love them so much! This is a family favorite recipe, so I always have to include this recipe in our 25 days of Christmas cookie exchange recipes. This is a classic cookie that I am pretty sure everyone loves.

I know that there are many different snickerdoodle recipes floating around. So why try this one? Simply put, because it is a great recipe and it is so easy! The texture of these cookies is perfect every time and there’s no chilling the dough!  That means you get to enjoy these snickerdoodles much quicker! That is a win-win right there!

I like to make them into small cookies, so the kids feel like they are getting more cookies. I mean two cookies taste better than just one, right? However, you can make bigger cookies if you want. Instead of rolling them into one inch balls, take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a two inch ball.

Why do they call Snickerdoodle cookies snickerdoodles?

If you’re like me and you’ve always wondered where snickerdoodles get their name, I finally have an answer for you! It is assumed by some that snickerdoodles are of German origin and that their name could be from the German word “Schneckennudeln”. Don’t ask me to say that out loud! There is also some belief that maybe it comes from the New England tradition of nonsense cookie names. Either way, snickerdoodles are unforgettable!

You have to try this Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe! It is a family favorite and your whole family will love this easy snickerdoodles recipe, too!

What does a Snickerdoodle taste like?

A snickerdoodle is often compared to a sugar cookie since they have a similar base. I like to think of it as a fluffy sugar cookie rolled in the classic combination of sugar and cinnamon. But really the main difference between a sugar cookie and a snickerdoodle cookie is one ingredient, the cream of tarter. The addition of cream of tarter makes these cookies a little more tangy than the traditional sugar cookie. Before baking them they’re rolled in cinnamon sugar which just takes them to the next level!

Ingredients for Snickerdoodle Cookies:

  • Shortening
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar – you can also use a combination of granulated and brown sugar for a deeper flavor. 1 cup granulated and ½ cup brown sugar works great!
  • Eggs
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
    Topping:
  • White Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
You have to try this Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe! It is a family favorite and your whole family will love this easy snickerdoodles recipe, too!

How to make snickerdoodle cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla (if using) and stir until combined.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a different bowl, the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
The dry ingredients being hand mixed into the butter, shortening and sugar mixture with a large wooden spoon.
  • Stir into the creamed mixture until well blended and light and fluffy.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the cinnamon.
  • Roll the dough into one inch sized balls, then roll balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
3 Cookie Dough balls (approximately 1 inch in size) being rolled into the cinnamon and sugar mixture in a small mixing bowl.
  • Place them onto a cookie sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown.
The cookie dough balls place on a baking sheet ready to be baked.
  • Allow to cool before enjoying.

Tips for making the perfect snickerdoodle cookies:

I highly recommend using a cookie scoop. You will thank me later because it saves so much time on spooning out the cookies. It also helps with getting uniform cookies which helps with baking times. Plus, they are not expensive. Amazon has some cookie scoops for very cheap. I bought the three pack, so I can use the smaller two for cookies and then the bigger one to fill up cupcakes. 🙂

You have to try this Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe! It is a family favorite and your whole family will love this easy snickerdoodles recipe, too!

You can also freeze the snickerdoodle cookie dough to make single serve snickerdoodles whenever the craving hits! As soon as you’re done rolling the dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture, simply place the dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and pop in the freezer for about 4 hours, or until the balls of dough are firm. Then place the frozen dough balls into a gallon sized ziploc bag and store until you’re ready to use them! You can either thaw them before baking, or add a couple minutes to the bake time.

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Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe

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You have to try this very easy but delicious Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe. It is a family favorite. Snickerdoodle Cookies are not very complicated to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 122

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter you could use an entire cup of butter or an entire cup of shortening, but I liked it like this
  • cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, butter and sugar. Stir in the eggs.
  • Combe the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a different bowl.
  • Stir into the creamed mixture until well blended.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the cinnamon.
  • Roll dough into one inch sized balls, then roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar.
  • Place them onto a cookie sheet and Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown.
  • Allow to cool before enjoying. ?

Nutrition Facts

Calories 122kcal, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 89mg, Potassium 41mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 92IU, Calcium 5mg, Iron 1mg

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