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Holiday Cookies: Snickerdoodles


One of the delicious cookies that my friend Heather makes every year as part of our Holiday Cookie Baking Party are Snickerdoodles!  Rolling cookie dough in sugar and cinnamon equals heaven!  Here is the recipe that she uses which is part of the Betty Crocker Cookbook – Wedding Edition.

Snickerdoodlesfrom Betty Crocker Cookbook

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat 1 1/2 cup sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs in a large bowl with medium speed.

Stir in flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt.

Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.

Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon together in a ramekin.

Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 minutes, or until golden and set.  Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

21 comments on “Holiday Cookies: Snickerdoodles

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  2. Heather
    December 20, 2012

    This is such a fun tradition to share with you each year. I store mine with a slice of bread in the container so the cookies stay soft and chewy.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      December 20, 2012

      I love sharing it with you too!! One of my favorite all-time holiday traditions! I really like the idea of storing them with a slice of bread!

  3. putneyfarm
    December 20, 2012

    So classic and sooo good! Every time we make them the kids and friends snap them up…

  4. sklemowitz
    December 20, 2012

    What’s your secret for keeping them soft?? Something I’ve been trying to figure out myself 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      December 21, 2012

      My friend Heather says to store them in a container with a slice of bread — keeps them soft and chewy! 🙂

  5. Cloches & Lavender
    December 20, 2012

    I always forget about these and I love them. I am going to save this and if I have time make a batch.


  6. Home Seasons
    December 20, 2012

    We’re going to save the recipe for our next baking session too!

  7. Bernice
    December 20, 2012

    I was suppose to make these this year but never got to them. Now I am disappointed that I did not make them! They look delish! I might just have to get out my recipe and make them. 🙂

  8. Valentina
    December 20, 2012

    Easy enough, I will try it. Thank you for sharing.

  9. gotasté
    December 21, 2012

    My new oven will be here on Sunday. I’ve never tried these before. Its time! Thank you for sharing. They look so good.

  10. petit4chocolatier
    December 22, 2012

    Kenley, I have never prepared snickerdoodles. These look delicious. Yum!!

  11. Claire D
    January 3, 2013

    Snickerdoodles – my all time favorite cookie and my first successful cookie as a 12 year old. These look yummy!

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