Makes 4 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 + 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 + 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 + 1/2 cups white sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Mix the 2 tablespoons white sugar with cinnamon in a small ball. Shape dough into balls and roll in mixture to get an even coat of sugar and cinnamon on the outside of the cookie.
  5. Place the balls of dough two inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes. Remove from baking sheet immediately to cool.

Adapted from


One thought on “Snickerdoodles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s