Snickerdoodles II

Snickerdoodles II

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
N. Drew
Recipe by  N. Drew

“Here's the recipe that I got from my mother.”

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Original recipe yields 5 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the shortening and 1 1/2 cups of white sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs one at a time, blending well after each. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the batter until blended.
  3. Roll the dough into balls the size of small walnuts. Roll in a mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, but still soft.

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Jane Ruby

Jane Ruby

I followed most of the recipe except used unsalted butter instead of shortening. The dough was very easy to handle-almost like playdoh consistency! I used a plastic spoon to scrape out each portion before balling up and rolling into the cinnamon/sugar coating. It was a surprisingly quick process. The first time I made these I just dipped the top of the dough into the cinnamon/sugar spice coating - a quicker process yet, but rolling the entire ball into the coating gives the cookie better taste (well worth the trouble). Just tried this recipe again, but I only made half the batch. For this I still used butter instead of shortening. I added half tsp. vanilla and only half tsp. cream of tartar. Using a plastic melon baller I scooped up ~ tbsp. of dough, rolled in cin/sug mixture, then slightly flattened on cookie sheet (using bottom of a custard bowl). I baked @ 375F for 9 minutes (as per another reviewer's direction). The cookies baked up in the classic form; slightly flattened with the rough, crackly texture. I got 3 dozen beautifully goldened, cinnamon-speckled cookies. I think that adding less cream of tartar got the dough to flatten out more (instead of the "dough ball" look) while baking.



These are very traditional snickerdoodles. The only thing I do differently is to dip the tops in the cinn/sugar rather that roll the whole cookie in it. This way, the sigar doesn't burn on the bottom of the cookie. I also do this with molasses crinkles.



Awesome recipe! I changed a few things... used 1 cup butter instead of shortening. I baked them at 375 for 9 min. PERFECT! Great texture and not too sweet!

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Amount Per Serving (30 total)

  • Calories
  • 150 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 19.8 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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