Wednesday, February 17, 2016


I am a late in life snickerdoodle adopter. I've typically shunned the "plain cookie" as I didn't deem it worthy. I couldn't have been more wrong. I recently became addicted when they were served, with cinnamon cream cheese frosting (be still my heart!), at a recent work dinner. So when one of the kids wanted to make them for a teacher gift for Christmas, I quickly and willingly agreed. (Snickerdoodles are the teacher's favorite cookie, and now I know why.)

Yes, these look sort of plain. I haven't changed my mind on that. But they are SO tasty. It's hard to eat just one. If you've shunned the simple snickerdoodle in the past, I urge you to give them another try.

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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and mix well. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.

In a small bowl or shallow plate, combine the cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar. Roll the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and roll in the cinnamon and sugar to coat. Place the balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with silpat or parchment paper. Bake the cookies at 375, one sheet at a time, until the edges are light golden brown and the centers are soft and puffy, about 9-11 minutes. The cookies will flatten after they come out of the oven. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe


  1. These looks so good Sara, our family just loves Snickerdoodles! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I have made snickerdoodles since my only child named Sara was a wee one she only liked them with a frosting on them and I made it and then I put sprinkles on them, she squealed with joy..When I taught her to cook, sew, hem things and clean and budget and learning to save save save, she gave these to her teachers the last year she was in high school, the teachers went crazy for them, she graduated from the junior college the same week as her high school graduation the little brainiac that she is..But her favorite cookie at nearly 40 years of age is Snickerdoodles with a frosting and sprinkles..she is a wonderful Sara and your blog looks and sounds great..Happy Easter coming up Passover and Spring!


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