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Perfect Snickerdoodle Cookies

Mick R.: "This is the recipe I've used for years and I've a…" Read More
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  • 1 cup butter ("crisco, " shortening, for best results do not substitute)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (with 2 tsp cinnamon)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
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    Calories360Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat10g50%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate50g17%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Mick R. 9 months ago
    This is the recipe I've used for years and I've always substituted butter for the "part shortening" in the original recipe. I use 100% butter. Doing that will cause the cookies to flatten a bit, but if that concerns you and you like a 'plumper' cookie, just add 3 cups of flour instead of 2 3/4 cups. Just 1/4 cup more flour. It won't affect the taste of the cookie, but it will give them less "spread". Or, you can roll the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar and then put them in the fridge for 1/2 hour before baking. That tends to slow the 'spread' as well.
    Great recipe! I used coconut oil based shortening substitute and it turned out wonderful!
    English Muffin a year ago
    They were delicious, I used a gluten free flour and they worked out marvelously!!!!
    WizardCulinaire a year ago
    Great recipe, had to cook a bit longer because I used a cookie scoop that was a bit larger than recommended. It only made 2.5 dozen for me. Definitely would make it again!
    Dominic R a year ago
    havnt tried them yet but Im sure theyll be good
    Julianna 2 years ago
    It was my first time making snickerdoodle cookies and they were great my family loved them.
    Marilyn Bondy 2 years ago
    These Snickerdoodle cookies are so good. Wanted a cookie with out chocolate and nuts for a special occasion. Everyone loved them. So easy to make and bake.
    Day 2 years ago
    The batter was a bit doughy, but overall very good!
    Connie H. 2 years ago
    I'm not a great baker. But these turned out great. Maybe the best snickerdoodle cookies I've ever had.
    Jessica L. 2 years ago
    Excellent perfect great recipe
    Adilyn Adams 2 years ago
    it turned out great the second batch had a little problems with the first one. I will make them again
    chad 2 years ago
    Turned out great whole family enjoyed tgem
    Shawn 2 years ago
    Exactly as Stated, Perfect!!!
    Slemeck 2 years ago
    I am a terrible baker and this worked out beautifully 😍
    Emily Morgan 2 years ago
    Really tasty cookies. Followed the recipe to the letter might add just a bit more butter/crisco as the dough was very dry but the cookies are delicious and I’ll be making them again!
    Tracy Beverly 3 years ago
    wonderful! yes i would make these again.
    Mrs D 3 years ago
    My kids and I made these for Santa, they were so delicious!! We used crisco and they cooked perfectly. Soft in the middle, crisp at the edges, and gone in no time!! This will definitely be a year round favorite!
    Angela Brame 3 years ago
    Everyone loved them. Really have to watch them they burn easily
    Sarah 3 years ago
    the cookies were delicious! they were crunchy in the outside and soft in the middle- perfect!
    Stacie Mason 3 years ago
    Chewy and delicious. I would make this again
    Dee 3 years ago
    They are so GOOD!!! The recipe is so easy
    Paul Martinez 3 years ago
    Great! I used butter instead! Easy recipe 😬
    Dottie 3 years ago
    Used butter and 1/2 stick of Crisco and they turned out great! Just needed a few more minutes in oven to bake. Will make again.
    Jessica Smith 3 years ago
    Perfect! Soft and chewy. I used butter not crisco. And I added an extra half stick of butter. Because it was a little dry while mixing. Love them.
    Hi 3 years ago
    Perfectly soft snickerdoodles. If your using salted butter I would use a pinch of salt instead of a 1/3 teaspoon. Enjoy
    Savage 3 years ago
    Delicious. I used 4 tsp of baking powder instead of the baking soda and cream of tartar.
    Shirley Williams 3 years ago
    Execellent cookies.....I love snickerdoodle The perfect coffee or tea cookie..........
    Karyn 3 years ago
    Pretty simple to make and my kids loved them. Better than any store bought cookie
    Clark 3 years ago
    great recipe ....... no modifications...... will use again
    Dean 3 years ago
    So good! Made them for a good bye party and everyone loved them!