Snickerdoodles I

Snickerdoodles I


"This is a wonderful and easy cookie that my mother prepared for at least 50 years. Every time I take them somewhere everyone wants the recipe."


30 m servings 125 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Stir in the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; 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 walnut sized balls, then roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar. Place them onto an unprepared cookie sheet, two inches apart.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be slightly brown. Remove from sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Bravo, Linda - this recipe produces the PERFECT snickerdoodle cookie (...and I KNOW a good snickerdoodle when I taste it!). For those who said it's not soft enough, there are 3 things I know of...

These are absolutely fabulous! The first time I tried them, I used butter, and they good, but they just seemed to be lacking something, and the color was very pale. The second time around, I us...

I had high hopes for these after reading the reviews. They puffed up in the oven in the first five minutes, but by the time I took them out at 9 minutes,they came out totally flat. I followed ...

First off, on the bad reviews for this particular of the worst things you can do is use cheap products. This will cause taste variations and cooking consequences to turn out bad. I w...

I grew up on snickerdoodles and now they are my childrens favorites! This is the best recipe for them on this site! Please do not choose a snickerdoodle recipe using doesn't com...

I followed the recipe EXACTLY, but they tasted like modeling clay.

These are sooo good! I make them all the time and what's good is the batter doesn't stick to your hands when you're rolling them , and they're really quick since you don't need to put them in th...

Perfect little pillows of sweet, cinnamon-y, melt-in-your mouth Snickerdoodle. I added a teaspoon of vanilla just cuz, and baked them only until set, not "slightly brown" around the edges. Thi...

My mom used to make these for us every Christmas. We would eat them up before she had a chance to...and they were her favorites too. I had lost my recipe for these and am really glad that some...