Our Family Snickerdoodle Recipe


This recipe for Snickerdoodles first appeared on Taste As You Go in 2012. An updated version appears here with slight modifications and new photos.

Plate with Three Snickerdoodle Cookies on It | Taste As You Go

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Does the aroma of warm cinnamon sugar in the air bring a smile to your face? Does the smell of homemade cookies fresh from the oven remind you of your childhood? 

Then you need to try my recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies as soon as possible.

This Snickerdoodle recipe is actually adapted from a recipe in my grandmother's collection... And, it's one of the first family recipes I've ever shared on Taste As You Go. Because of that, the photos in the original recipe post are... well... less than spectacular. 

(In other words, the photos are somewhat cringeworthy. 😬)

So, you guessed it, my Snickerdoodle recipe is the next in the series of older posts that I'm updating!

Snickerdoodle cookies cooling on a wire rack. | Taste As You Go

My grandmother's recipe calls for shortening. And, while the cookies come out of the oven tasting delicious... and you wind up burning your mouth on one because you're too impatient to wait for them to cool down before eating them... I always thought they were a little too soft.

Plate with Three Snickerdoodle Cookies on It | Taste As You Go

For me, the perfect Snickerdoodle cookie has a crisp edge and a soft and chewy center. That's why I skip the shortening in my recipe. Instead, I use a combination of unsalted butter and margarine.

The butter gives me the flavor I want along with the crunchy texture on the edges... while the margarine helps keep the center soft. The best of both worlds, if you ask me.

But don't be afraid to adapt a recipe to suit your personal tastes and preferences!

Snickerdoodle cookies cooling on a wire rack. | Taste As You Go

If you like a softer cookie and aren't looking for the flavor of butter, then stick with the shortening. If you want a little more in the flavor department and want that softer texture, then go with margarine. Or... if you'd rather have a solid crispness to your cookie, go with butter all the way.

Play around with the recipe and see which version you like best. 

Just promise me one thing... That you won't skimp when it comes time to roll the balls of dough in cinnamon-sugar before baking. It'll be worth it when you see how lovely these cookies look out of the oven. 😘
Baking, Cookies, Cinnamon, Snickerdoodles, Desserts
Baking, Cookies, Desserts
Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies
Author: Taste As You Go
Our Family Snickerdoodle Recipe

Our Family Snickerdoodle Recipe

Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these cookies feature the perfect balance between cinnamon and sugar.

Ingredients

For the cookies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup margarine, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the cinnamon sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, margarine, and 1 1/2 cups sugar with a hand mixer until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs and beat to combine. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, beating until just combined.
  6. In another bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and ground cinnamon. Roll dough into walnut-size balls, and then roll in cinnamon sugar until lightly coated.
  7. Bake on lined baking sheets for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 2 minutes before removing cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
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