Thursday, October 8, 2009


I really can't recall ever making Snickerdoodles before! Shocking, I know!

I must have...once upon a time? I must have, for I had an opened jar of cream of tartar...and what else do you use cream of tartar for? :-)

Whether this was the first time I made Snickerdoodles or not, this recipe I found on allrecipes was great and resulted in a soft cookie tasting just how I imagined a Snickerdoodle should! The cookies even stayed soft for several days! I love cookies that do that!


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.

Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon (I ran out and ended up having to double this cinnamon sugar mixture). Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Recommend: YES

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Melissa said...

I love Snickerdoodles! They've been a favorite since I was a kid. The rest of my family doesn't love them, so I try to make them when we need a tray of cookies to take somewhere.

LOL about cream of tartar. I know what you mean. I've seen a newer recipe for Snickerdoodles that uses baking powder instead of baking soda and cream of tartar. I haven't tried it, though.

Mikki said...

I love Snickerdoodles too but never think about making them.
I try not to have too many cookies in the house. I have an awful sweet tooth and could eat sugar all day if I let myself..

Enjoy the yummies!

Mel at Adventures of Mel said...

I love grandma used to make them, and they were so good....
I made your buttery rolls tonight, and they were sooooo good. I can't wait to have them for breakfast in the morning too.:)

Jamie and Emily said...

what else do you use cream of tartar for?? lemon meringue pie! =) Actually its the only thing I use it for... didn't know you could use it in snickerdoodles. =)

Rhiannon Bosse said...

These turned out WAY better than mine!! ughhh. I didn't even blog about mine they were so embarrassing haha nice work lady!! xo

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

No way! My other favorite cookie! I didn't have a good recipe for these, but now I do....thanks! :)

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