RECIPE: Snickerdoodle Cookies!

Snickerdoodle cookies are a holiday baking staple in my house! These are my dad’s favorite cookie, so I try to make them  early in the season for him.



  • 1 cup shortening (I use Butter Crisco)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • Extra sugar and ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, beat together the shortening and sugar until grainy paste is formed.
  3. Add in eggs and beat until fluffy.
  4. Sift together flour, salt, and cream of tarter: add to wet mixture. Mix until just blended.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
  6. Using a cookie scoop (or just a regular spoon, although once you have a cookie scoop, you will never be able to make cookies again without it), scoop out a portion of dough and then roll it into your hand to form a ball.
  7. Roll the ball into the sugar/cinnamon mixture until well coated and then place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes