SnickerdoodlesWhenever I mention the word ‘snickerdoodle’ to my friends in Europe, they think I must be talking about some rare breed of dog, or an exotic flower. So, either it’s just an American thing, or possibly something specific to my family…

In any case, snickerdoodles are delicious cookies that go over especially well with kids! Their biggest draw is that they’re fun to make! First you make the dough, and then you have to roll the dough balls in a cinnamon/sugar mix, which is the fun part for kids! We used to beg our mom to make them, just so we could have fun rolling the dough in the sugar (and sneaking a few licks of our fingers when she wasn’t looking)!!

Here is the recipe…


Snickerdoodle baking steps -1/2 cup butter, softened (roughly 115 grams)
-1/2 cup shortening
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-2 eggs
-2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
-2 tsp. cream of tartar
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1/4 tsp. salt
-2 Tbls. sugar/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix thoroughly the butter, shortening, sugar and eggs. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.

Shape the dough into rounded balls (roughly 1 inch in diameter). Mix the sugar and cinnamon into a separate bowl. Let your kids roll the dough balls into the sugar mixture, and then place on an ungreased baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400° F (205° C), or until set. Remove immediately from sheet.




Comments (4)

August 28, 2008

Yep, I love Snickerdoodles & my boyfriend’s family in Holland had no idea what I was talking about until I made them some. And then they started requesting them every time I visited (and I live there now, so they’re not just for visits anymore).

August 28, 2008

Oh man, I love (and miss) Snickerdoodles! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

August 28, 2008

I love Snickerdoodles! They’re big here in Amish country!
(And yes, it DOES sound like the name of a rare dog breed, lol.

Thanks for the recipe!

September 5, 2008

We just made some this rainy Parisian afternoon and they are great. Though the balls turned out to look more like worms, the kids love them!

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