Snickerdoodles

I love baking cookies and I really enjoy mixing up what kinds I have fresh in the house. One of my absolute favorites are Snickerdoodles! The buttery cinnamon sugar is just so warm and comforting.

This recipe is a really simple one and the cookies always come out tasting great. I have the bake time listed at 8 minutes – that is for a chewier cookie. If you want them more crisp, leave them in for just a few more minutes – maybe 10-12. Just don’t base the texture on the color! These do not brown very much on the bottom or edges.

On to the how-to!

Start by gathering all of your ingredients and kitchen tools.

Kitchen tools you will need:

  • A mixing bowl
  • An electric hand mixer (or stand mixer)
  • Measuring tools
  • Cookie (cooking) sheet

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon divided

Instructions:

In a medium-size bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together butter and shortening for 30 seconds or so (until they are combined).

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Add 1-¾ cup sugar and the vanilla. Beat on medium-high until combined.

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Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Scrape the sides of the bowl periodically to ensure good mixing.

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In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and ½ tsp cinnamon.

(A whisk works perfectly for this if you do not have a sifter)

Lower the speed of the mixer and slowly add dry ingredients, beating until fully combined.

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Chill the dough for at least 2 hours. Best if you can do it overnight.

Once the dough is chilled, preheat your oven to 375°F. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray. Set them aside.

In a small bowl, mix together ¼ cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Form the cookie dough into small balls and roll them in the mixture.

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Arrange the dough balls on a cookie sheet (give them about 2 inches of space from one another). Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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Carefully remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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… and enjoy!

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies are buttery, sugary, and oh so wonderful!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
CHILL 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon divided

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-size bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together butter and shortening for 30 seconds or so (until they are combined).
  • Add 1-¾ cup sugar and the vanilla. Beat on medium-high until combined.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Scrape the sides of the bowl periodically to ensure good mixing.
  • Ina separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and ½tsp cinnamon (A whisk works perfectly for this if you do not have a sifter).
  • Lower the speed of the mixer and slowly add dry ingredients, beating until fully combined.
  • Chill the dough for at least 2 hours. Best if you can do it overnight.
  • Once the dough is chilled, preheat your oven to375°F. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray. Set them aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together ¼ cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Form the cookie dough into small balls and roll them in the mixture.
  • Arrange the dough balls on a cookie sheet (give them about 2 inches of space from one another). Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
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