Soft, chewy cinnamon deliciousness all rolled into one bite of heaven, that my friends are my Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe. I have taken a long time to perfect this harmony of goodness and you won’t be disappointed. So get out the butter, cinnamon, and flour and fire up the oven and get baking.
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Snickerdoodles are a family tradition for us. My Dad loves these cookies and he passed the love to my kids. I have made so many varieties and the one I’m sharing with you today is my favorite. My son Aidan says they have the perfect amount of everything.
There is just something warm and cozy about Snickerdoodles. It is one of those feel-good cookies that everyone loves. Its an obvious must make at the Holidays. However, we make them all year round. Not feeling well, make a batch of these and a cup of detox lemon ginger tea.
Family parties, we make Irish Coffee and either one of my baking kids or I make a batch to these tasty cinnamon treats.
Easy Snickerdoodle Ingredients
- shortening – gives height to the cookies
- butter- flavor
- vanilla extract – use Adams Extract for great flavor
- eggs – a binder
- flour – binds the cookie
- baking soda – helps the cookie rise
- cream of tartar – gives a little wow or zest. I’ve tried the cookies without, and I like them better with it.
- cinnamon – also use Adams Extract
Why this Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe works
I use a blend of shortening and butter and the reason is shortening tends to give these cookies a little height and that means a softer and chewy cookie. When I used all butter they were flatter and crispy which is good but you want a nice soft cookies. I also add a dash of extra cinnamon into the batter for extra zing, you get that extra zing of cinnamon that really makes these cookies lip-smacking good. Plus they really are an easy snickerdoodle recipe.
Easy Snickerdoodle FAQs
What are Snickerdoodle cookies?
Snickerdoodles are a sugar type cookie that is rolled in cinnamon sugar prior to baking.
Why is the cream of tartar used to make these cookies?
The cream of tartar is an acid and it helps to give height to the cookies.
What if I don’t have cream of tartar?
For any recipe using cream of tartar and you don’t have any available, use lemon juice. For every half teaspoon of cream of tartar, use 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
How long will the cookies keep after they are baked?
Store the snickerdoodles in a plastic storage bag or tin for up to 5 days. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Can I freeze the dough before baking?
I freeze cookie dough a lot. If I’m already baking, many times I double the batch so there is always dough ready in the freezer. Once you have combined all the ingredients and rolled the dough, place the rolled cookies on a baking tray in the freezer for about an hour. once frozen, store the cookies in a freezer-safe bag until ready to bake, Defrost, roll in the cinnamon sugar and bake as usual.
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How to Make Snickerdoodles
- Cream butter, shortening, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Stir dry ingredients into the butter/shortening mix.
- Roll cookies into small balls
- Dredge the cookies in a cinnamon-sugar blend.
- Bake, serve, enjoy.
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- 1//2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Adams Extract preferred
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
- 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoon s white sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl of a stand mixer or mixing bowl, cream together white sugar, unsalted butter, shortening, eggs, and vanilla about 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl when needed.
- In a separate bowl, sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Blend the dry ingredients into the butter/shortening blend. Do not overmix.
- Hand roll the dough into small balls about the size of a walnut.
- Roll each cookie ball in the cinnamon-sugar mix and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes. Cookies harden a little once cooled.
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar
- In a bowl, blend cinnamon and sugar. Set aside until ready to coat cookie dough.
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