I started making Snickerdoodles around the age of nine. They are one of my favorite cookies to make and were among the many cookies made at Christmas time for my kids.

My kids loved them so much they always requested them when they visited Grandma. They say Grandma’s are better and I can’t argue that. Some things Grandma’s just do better!

However we use the same recipe. πŸ™‚



(Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies)

  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Cream of Tartar


  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon

In a large bowl mix butter, margarine, and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and mix well. Stir in the vanilla.


Measure out the flour and add the salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar to the flour.

StirΒ together and gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture.


Stir until a soft ball is formed.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.


In a small bowl combine 1/4 C. sugar

and 2 tsp. cinnamon for the topping.

Roll the cookie dough into balls. Then roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. ( I found pressing them down just slightly makes a more even cookie)



27 thoughts on “Snickerdoodles

  1. Definitely one of my favorites as we grew up! Wish i could still eat em! Tried eating one the other day that a friend made & my tongue felt like it had been sitting in meat tenderizer! But ya nobody makes em like Mom!/ Grandma!

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