Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Snickerdoodle Cookies

I don't normally bake with margarine or shortening... but since I now have both on hand from the last few recipes, I may as well use it.
Snickerdoodle cookies are the first thing I remember baking as a kid. ( did you know that Mom?)
Most of the cookies I bake, I bake just until they are set. These are no exception. If the edges have turned the slightest golden they are too done for my family. Heck, I don't know why I even bother baking them, they would be happy just eating the dough ;) They definitely prefer their cookies chewy and doughy in the center. If you like your cookie a little more crispy/ crunchy, you might want to bake yours until a little more golden.

Snickerdoodle Cookies
1/2 cup margarine, room temp.
1/2 cup shortening, room temp.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
Cream margarine, shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing each one thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add in two additions to the margarine mixture. Do not over mix. Form dough into round walnut sized balls and roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place on cookie sheet, do not flatten. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.


  1. OHHH yummy. They look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. My family likes their cookies chewy also. I do the same thing you do :)

  2. i've always wanted to try these. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Snickerdoodles are the best! Yours look perfect. I can never make a perfectly round cookie for some reason, so kudos to you!

  4. That is just how I make them. I bake cookies and send them to the troops and these stay fresh in the extreme heat over in Iraq and also they do not seem to break in shipping. All I need now is one of your cookies and a big glass of MILK.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  5. Snickerdoodles are one of my absolute favorites...and one of the first things I remember making too! :) Martha Stewart has a good all butter recipe in her Cookie book as well. But these look fantastic and traditional!