This snickerdoodle cookies recipe is my favorite cookie recipe

Very few recipes have the ability to transform me into a rapid dog. You know, the recipes you cook in the middle of the night to avoid the vultures. The recipes I shove in my face as I prepare them because they are just THAT GOOD. I do not play well when it comes to snickerdoodle cookies.

The boys will hover in the kitchen with pouty faces hoping to eat a bit of batter. Too bad, so sad. Not gonna happen. I begin to feel their hovercrafts once again as I transfer my warm, sugary delights to the cooling racks. Daddy Michael even has the balls to wait in case there is a cookie accident during said transfer. Puhleeze! Like he would get the first nibble!

This snickerdoodle cookies recipe uses shortening instead of butter

This recipe was found in one of our family cookbooks with XYZ scratched out and replaced with ABC. I’m not quite sure which family member is responsible for tweaking it, but they rock!

– Mix until well blended.

  • 2 3/4 c Flour
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

– Blend into the shortening mixture.

Roll each snickerdoodle cookie dough ball in a mixture of cinnamon sugar

Next, roll each dough ball in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Did I measure the cinnamon and sugar? Nope. You see, I had a when toddlers attack moment resulting in ground cinnamon all over everywhere. I was oh so happy. Except not. Soooo… I added the pile of cinnamon to the sugar until it looked like sand. Delicious sand, but still… sand.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Please, for the love of baking, resist the urge to over bake your snickerdoodle cookies! Step away from the timer!

They will look soft when you pull them out of the oven. They might even resemble bloated bellies immediately after you set the cookie sheet down to cool. I need you to trust me when I say to give them 5 minutes to settle before you transfer them to a cooling rack. No one wants to bite into a rock hard snickerdoodle cookie. Not even the dog.

This recipe makes about 40 cookies and I eat at least 20 cookies in the first few days. I know no self control when it comes to these little buggers! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


This snickerdoodle recipe makes the perfect crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside snickerdoodle cookie

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