Snickerdoodle cookies are a holiday classic. Just in case you do not have a great family recipe that you use every year we’ve got a great one for you to try!
These cookies are so delicious I bet you can’t eat just one! Not only is the name “snickerdoodle” a ton of fun, they’re also easy to make and a great mix of cinnamon and sugar sweetness!
They are great on their own, as part of party tray, in a gift basket, or you can whip up a batch for your holiday cookie swap! I love Snickerdoodle cookies because they’re more interesting than a plain sugar cookie but they’re not too crazy or involved to make.
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What are snickerdoodles?
They’re a simple, delicious, cookie…which is dangerous because one tastes like two which tastes like three! Watch out these Snickerdoodle cookies will have you hooked.
They’re traditionally a sugar cookie base which is then rolled in cinnamon sugar so it has a sort of sweet and crispy coating on the outside until they are done baking.
When they are baking they truly smell like the holidays. It’s the best of all those sweet treat baking smells with the added hint of cinnamon, it’s the best!
Are these an easy cookie recipe?
These are from scratch so they’re a little more involved than a cake mix cookie or a boxed mix would be but in terms of cookie recipes these are pretty simple. We are using just a few simple ingredients and the step by step process for making and baking them is easy to follow as you’ll see below.
Something else that is really great about these easy to make snickerdoodle cookies is the fact that they keep really well. You can make these in advance and add them to your cookie trays and holiday spreads. They aren’t something you absolutely have to serve warm…tho grabbing a few off the cooling rack is never a bad idea 😉
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What you’ll need to make my version of snickerdoodle cookies:
This recipe uses unsalted butter, white sugar, shortening, eggs, all purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and cinnamon chips.
Most of these items you likely have on hand if you like to bake. Others you may need to grab at the store. Add these to your next grocery order so you can whip up a batch of these festive and fun cinnamon sugar cookies.
How to make snickerdoodles:
Mix together softened butter, white sugar, shortening and egg until smooth
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar; mix well
Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours
Preheat oven to 400, when the minimum of 2 hours is up and you are getting ready to bake
Place 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of cinnamon mixed in a bowl and place to the side
Place parchment paper on cookie sheet
Take dough out of the fridge and roll into walnut size balls.
Roll ball in white sugar-cinnamon mix
Place cookie ball on cookie sheet
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Each oven will vary
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Printable Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar (you will need one extra cup of sugar in a bowl to roll cookies in before baking)
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 egg
- 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup of cinnamon chips
- Mix together softened butter, white sugar, shortening and egg until smooth
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar; mix well
- Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours
- Preheat oven to 400, when the minimum of 2 hours is up and you are getting ready to bake
- Place 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of cinnamon mixed in a bowl and place to the side
- Place parchment paper on cookie sheet
- Take dough out of the fridge and roll into walnut size balls.
- Roll ball in white sugar-cinnamon mix
- Place cookie ball on cookie sheet
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Each oven will vary
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Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 230Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 28mgSodium 82mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 0gSugar 19gProtein 2g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.
Snickerdoodle Cookies are my husbands all time favorite cookie. What is your favorite cookie?