Snickerdoodles are such  yummy cookies. The smell of the cinnamon as they bake is just the best! The slightly chewy, crinkly top gives way to a tender, delicious middle. When it comes to a cookie that everyone is sure to love, snickerdoodles are your pick. If you make up a double batch, you can save half of it as make ahead cookies in your freezer! Simply get out about 30 minutes ahead of time, roll them in cinnamon and sugar, and you are just 10 minutes away from warm cookies!

snickerdoodles on a cookie cooling rack


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: baking
Cuisine: baking
Keyword: baking
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


Ingredients for Snickerdoodles:

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon


Instructions for Snickerdoodles:

  • Whisk flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt in a bowl.
  • Using a mixer, blend butter, shortening and 1 ½ cups sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time until just incorporated.
  • Blend in the dry ingredients. Chill dough for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Mix 4 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, make 1 inch dough balls. Roll balls in cinnamon/sugar mixture until covered and place on a cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F.  for 8-10 minutes, turning cookie sheet halfway through. Remove cookies from oven, and allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from sheet with a spatula onto a wire cooling tray.
  • Store cookies in sealed containers. Cookies will remain fresh for a week.


A great way to have fresh cookies at any time is to roll the cookie dough into balls, and allow to freeze on a sheet pan. Then place cookie balls into bags in the freezer. Place cookie balls onto a sheet pan, and allow to thaw for about 30 minutes before baking.
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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

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