Homemade Snickerdoodles

snickerdoodlesI must admit that my favorite cookies are chocolate chip, but my Mom’s homemade Snickerdoodles are in the running for my favorite cookie recipe.  A snickerdoodle is a wonderful sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar.  This recipe makes the cookie both soft and chewy with a little crisp crunch as you bite into it.  It is wonderful, in fact I can never eat just one.  Also, whenever I eat one of these cookies it reminds me of being a little girl and helping my mom make these cookies.  I would help roll the dough into balls and then roll the ball in a bowl of cinnamon sugar.  I may even have licked my fingers a bit, which made it all the more wonderful!  

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This recipe is quick and easy to make, plus it makes a lot of cookies which makes it great to take to a potluck.  Sometimes I roll the dough into smaller balls than usual to make smaller cookies, to feed an even bigger crowd.  I hope you enjoy this recipe.  I know it will be a keeper!  Please check out some of my other favorite cookies like Mom’s Ginger Cookies and Peanut Butter Swirls

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a delicious crisp yet soft sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 1 TBL cinnamon


  1. Pre-heat over to 400.
  2. Cream butter, shortening and sugar together
  3. add the egg
  4. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt
  5. Shape dough into 1" balls
  6. Roll balls into cinnamon sugar mixture and place on a greased cookie sheet
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned
Crunchy & Soft at the same time Mom's snickerdoodles are delicious.  www.creativesouthernhome.com





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