19 Dec


One of my favorite Christmas cookies.

Ingredients:  yields about 3 1/2 dozen cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • cinnamon and sugar mixture

DSC_0339 (2)Preheat your oven to 400 and line 2 cookies sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl using a rubber spatula, mix the shortening, butter, sugar and eggs until completely incorporated. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together. Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Roll into 1 inch balls. Combine 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and then roll your dough balls in this mixture until fully coated. Place on the parchment paper covered cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.


Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Cookies, Holidays


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3 responses to “Snickerdoodles

  1. artisticmilestone

    December 20, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    I love the name enough to try making these. They look good 🙂 Quick question, what’s the function of cream of tartar in the recipe? thanx 🙂

    • flyfishbrat

      December 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM

      Taste, they wouldn’t be snickerdoodles without the cream of tarter. Snickerdoodle cookies is a long tradition here in the states.

      • artisticmilestone

        December 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

        oh ok. I thought they function like baking powder, I guess wrong. Thanx!


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