Snickerdoodle Recipe

You'll never need another Snickerdoodle recipe after this one! Slightly crispy edges with big chewy centers, just how they should be. Snickerdoodle cookies are love at first bite.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, cookie recipe, dessert, snickerdoodle cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 189 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 lightly colored baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir shortening, butter and sugar together until light and pale in color, 1 1/2 minutes. Whip in eggs and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl and stir again briefly. Add in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and stir until incorporated. Scrape sides and stir again briefly.
  3. In a small, shallow bowl, stir sugar and cinnamon together.
  4. Using a cookie scoop {1 1/2 tablespoon size}, scoop dough into even mounds on baking sheet. Roll each dough ball in cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake 8-9 minutes or until puffed and look slightly underdone. Remove from oven and cool 3 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling racks. Store in air tight containers for up to 4 days.

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Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.