Snickerdoodles Recipe
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Snickerdoodles Recipe

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The history of this whimsically named treat is widely disputed, but the popularity of this classic cinnamon-sugar-coated cookie is undeniable! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 81 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in cinnamon-sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Snickerdoodles in Complete Guide to Baking 2004, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 81 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Snickerdoodles

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

My family loved these. Easy to make and delish!

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

These were a huge success when I baked them for a church gathering. Simple to make, though a bit time consuming, but every bit worth the effort. People just loved them, and have asked me to bring them on more than one occasion!

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

they were very good and easy to make

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

These are just like my Nana used to make, it's officially the Christmas season in my house when I finish making a batch of snickerdoodles. They are my favorite cookie & yes, they are flat- not rounded like the picture. This is the same recipe as my Betty Crocker cookie book from 1963 with one change...they use half margarine & half butter. My hints for a perfect batch are: chill the batter before rolling into balls, buy a cookie scoop that makes one inch portions and for taste..use the good cinnamon, not the dollar store variety. I bought penzeys extra fancy cinnamon which is sweet on its own...wowee! So good with coffee or tea...I'm having one right now...mmm...crisp, light & cinnamony!

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

I have found that butter does not work in snickerdoodles. Apparently the butter these days has more water added. What does work for these cookies is butter-flavored shortening. Makes them perfect!

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