Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Snickerdoodles

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DAY 5: Snickerdoodles are one of Little A’s favorite cookies: I’m sure it has something to do with the not-liking-chocolate thing. And who doesn’t love a cookie with a name like Snickerdoodle. Rolling dough balls around in cinnamon and sugar also adds to the fascination. I used to make these with half butter/half shortening, but have switched to all-butter. (No more trans fats and hydrogenated oils around here.) And they still have plenty of rise and stay nice and soft!



  • Servings: about 4 dozen
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1 cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

¼ cup sugar
2 Tbs cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt and mix well.

Mix ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll dough into 1” balls. Roll balls in cinnamon mixture and place on baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies


DAY 1:
Swedish Peppar KaKar
DAY 2: Mint Oreo Cookies
DAY 3: Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
DAY 4: Cherry Nut Mudslides



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3 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Snickerdoodles

  1. You make the best snickerdoodles! My friend made your turkey broccoli soup and said that it will be their family’s tradition to make one every year.


  2. Being British this is only the second time I have come across Snickerdoodles. The last meeting did not end well as my expectations were too high….


  3. Jaimee

    Just made these snickerdoodles to bring to a friend. Delicious! I can’t wait to make your raspberry almond linzer cookies!!


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