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These family favorites are perfect for any cookie jar. They are light and crispy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside with a perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar. Snickerdoodles travel well in a lunch box and are perfect for freezing for a quick snack whenever you need it. Of course, they never last that long in my house! The perfect Snickerdoodle recipe.



1/2 c unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 c shortening, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1-1/2 c sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2-3/4 c flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt


Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:
3 T sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400° F.

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter, shortening, eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well combined, dough will still be slightly sticky.
  5. Combine the 3T sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon in a small ziploc baggie, shake well.
  6. Using a small spoon scoop out enough dough to form balls about the size of a walnut. Gently roll into balls and place in the baggie with the cinnamon-sugar coating. Toss dough balls gently to evenly coat, then place 2″ apart on a baking sheet that has been lined with the parchment paper or Silpat baking sheet.
  7. Bake 8 minutes until cookies appear to be dry and set on the outside, but still slightly undercooked on the inside. The cookies will continue to cook with the residual heat. Do not over bake or your cookies will turn out too hard. The ideal cookie has a soft, slightly chewy interior with a crispy exterior.
  8. Immediately remove cookies from baking sheet. This is where the Silpat or parchment come in handy; simply slide the entire sheet off the hot tray and let cool a minute before transferring the cookies to a rack.
Cream Wet Ingredients

Cream Wet Ingredients

Thoroughly cream together the wet ingredients before adding the dry.


Snickerdoodles and Milk

Snickerdoodles and Milk

The perfect after school treat!


Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 8 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

5 ★★★★★ 23 review(s)

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Snickerdoodles, 5.0 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
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