Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles!

Snickerdoodles are sugar cookies that are coated in cinnamon sugar. They usually have a cracked appearance and I have had ones that are both crisp and chewy. There is an added bonus to the cookies in that they have a fun name to say. Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodles are probably the single least offensive cookie that there is – which is to say that they will appeal to everyone. There are people who don’t like chocolate, nuts, raisins, etc. and these cookies don’t have any of those things. They are buttery and sugary, though not really overly sweet as the sugar is tempered by the cinnamon and vanilla flavors. I have no doubt that, while they might not be the first cookie offered up by people who are asked about their favorite type, they will always be among the first to go at a party.

My theory on the popularity of this cookie is, I think, validated by the recipe I used. This recipe is Mrs. Snigg’s Snickerdoodles from AllRecipes. It has over 1200 positive ratings and 1000 positive reviews. Almost everyone gave it 5/5 stars. How could I not make them?

As I suspected, this batch of cookies was excellent. They had a perfect balance of flavors and were addictive enough to make you reach for a second. My personal preference is for a slightly crisper cookie, so if you go with the high end of the baking time, you will get a crisper cookie, while the low end will get you a chewier one. Regardless of which way you prefer your cookies, they will be delicious.

Snickerdoodles
(from Allrecipes)
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup shortening (nonhydrogenated), soft
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and shortening, gradually adding the sugar until mixture is fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Gradually mix in the flour at low speed until a dough is formed.
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll 1-inch balls of dough in the mixture and place on baking sheet. Cookies will spread, so leave about 2-inches between cookies.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until set.
Remove to a wire cooling rack immediately.
Store in an airtight container when cool.
Makes about 4-dozen.

24 comments

  1. Snickerdoodles were the very first cookies I baked all by myself. I haven’t made them in years, though – time to introduce my children to them. Thanks for the fun memories, and the recipe!

  2. how about some bacondoodles

  3. I printed this recipe off years ago and havent made them yet. Thanks for the review.

  4. Omigod! I’m laughing myself sick at the thought of a “least offensive” category of cookies.

    These are my son’s favorite cookies. They may, in fact, have nothing notable with which to offend, but they also have a noble simplicity AND cinnamon. Nuttin’ wrong with that! ;>

  5. ChroniclesofChaos

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    Thanks for all the effort in beautiful pics, description and receipe.

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  6. I had to laugh. Never made them before, but recently am tasked with making 20 dozen for a wedding reception among 55 dozen other types. They are the brides favorite. Nice cookies, but nothing to exclaim over. That said, my significant other just loved them. I guess they appeal to folks across the board. I say give ‘em what makes ‘em happy!

  7. I have actually made these before..in mass quanitities for a ton of people and they turned out awesome. I love allrecipes.com and all the positive reviews forced me to make them :)

  8. I was smiling when I saw you mentioned allrecipes.com. I used to check this site up almost every day but now I click on your blog instead!

  9. Long long time ago I baked this and was wondering why it tasted like ka-ka. I looked at the recipe I got from a magazine and it did not have any sugar! *Duh*
    Thanks for sharing this now I can have a proper snickerdoodles. Love that name.

  10. Mmmmm… I like snickerdoodles a lot. I like any food product with cinnamon on or in it. I, like you, like saying their name too. I like my mom’s recipe but maybe I’ll have to try this Mrs. Snigg’s version.

  11. I am definitely bookmarking this one, my son loves snickerdoodles!

  12. Snickerdoodles are one of my dad’s favorite cookies. We always had a ball making them as kids and now I am going to enjoy baking them with my 4 yr old daughter. Thanks I am bookmarking you!

  13. That is the BEST recipe! I have used it for yrs, and am always asked if Iam bringing those to any potlucks we attend. lol

    I have been thinking about them lately…will have to bake some!

  14. I live in Australia and I’d never heard of snickerdoodles except on American TV shows. Thanks for the recipe, they sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them and introduce them over here. :)

  15. Great recipe

  16. ive in Australia and I’d nev

    I live in Australia and I’d never heard of snickerdoodles except on American TV shows. Thanks for the recipe, they sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them and introduce them over here. :)

  17. I live in Australia and I’d never heard of snickerdoodles except on American TV shows. Thanks for the recipe, they sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them and introduce them over here. :)

  18. I’ve never heard of snickerdoodles here in Asia. However, this looks really good, shall try it soon!!! :D

  19. These are my son’s favorite cookies. They may, in fact, have nothing notable with which to offend, but they also have a noble simplicity AND cinnamon. Nuttin’ wrong with that!

  20. My granny used to make similar sugar cookies many years ago but I’d never known they were called snickerdoodles. They are very good, recommended to everyone!

  21. Transfer dough to mixer or clean bowl and let mix at a low speed for 2-3 minutes until slightly cooled. Beat eggs in eggs one at a time, waiting until each egg is fully incorporated to add the next one. Increase mixer speed to medium-high for 1 minute to ensure that batter is very smooth.

  22. YUM! Quick question – are they ideally served straight from the oven? Or can they be stored for a day or so (and how)?

  23. OMG! My kids just absolutely LOVED these. I think they ate about 5 each, lol. The only problem now is they constantly are asking me to make them for them. I brought a batch to school today for a last day of school treat – they were a huge hit!

  24. This is the third recipe I’ve made from your blog. I’m hooked! I always test out a couple different types of recipes from blogs to feel it out if I like it or not… definitely loved all the recipes i’ve made so far!! Can’t wait to try out some breads! thanks for the snickerdoodle delicious!!!

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