How To Make Snickerdoodle At Home

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Today when I was thinking of a recipe, I thought of grabbing a cup of coffee and some cookies. And suddenly it crossed my mind that why not a cookie recipe today. A cookie is something that everyone loves to grab and munch at any time of the day. Having a cup of coffee with a cookie or two is what comforts me the most. So as I was searching the internet for some gooey cookie recipes to share with you, I found a Snickerdoodle cookie that will be perfect for the upcoming Christmas.


Snickerdoodle is a cookie made of flour, white sugar, butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar with eggs, baking soda and cream of the tart. Its texture is crisp outside on the edges but soft inside. It is very commonly found in the United States but has less popularity in other regions.

You must be wondering about its unique name. But to your disappointment, there is no meaning or link of the name with the cookies. It does not even have a meaning. Not to worry about this as undoubtedly, it will be a great treat to our sweet tooth.

Out of shortening? Here is a list of shortening substitutes that you can use instead. So set your ovens on preheat and till then, let’s gather the ingredients listed below. But here are some other amazing recipes that you should definitely try.

1. Sausage Biscuits These handy biscuits are so delicious that you will not be able to stop yourself from having one after the other. You can serve these biscuits with a soup or an egg dish. Munching these biscuits will surely be a delight. 

2. Self-Rising BiscuitsThis recipe will surely make up to your list of easy recipes. To everyone’s surprise, these biscuits are made of only three ingredients. And it will be a good idea to bake it for your guests and serve them hot.

3. Butter CrackersA touch of sugar makes these flakey crackers equally as tasty with peanut butter as they are with cheese. Look for a fluted edge cookie cutter to make your crackers look like the classic Ritz crackers.

4. Mincemeat CookiesThese flavorful cookies would surely make your day and you would like to have more of them. Yummy mincemeat cookies are go-getters for every small or big occasion.

Ingredients of Snickerdoodle

Butter½ cup
Shortening½ cup
White Sugar1 ½ cups
Vanilla Extract2 teaspoons
All-Purpose Flour2 ¾ cups
Cream of Tartar2 teaspoons
Baking Soda1 teaspoon
Ground Cinnamon2 teaspoons
Salt¼ teaspoon
White Sugar2 tablespoons

If you have kids at your place, they will love munching them and love baking them as it is one of the hobbies among kids to bake. So you may also make them part of this activity. Grab the equipment and the ingredients to get started. Let’s see the time required to bake these cookies.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
20 minutes10 minutes30 minutes

You just have to wait 30 minutes to take a bite of these cookies. This is not much of a time I guess to make a soft and delicious cookies. Follow the below steps to make cookies.

Snickerdoodle Recipe

Snickerdoodle recipe
  1. Set your oven on preheat mode at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  2. Till the oven preheats, whisk butter, shortening, sugar 1 ½ cups (rest of the sugar to be used in cinnamon sugar) and vanilla extract till it turns creamy. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt to this mixture.
  3. Scoop out the mixture and shape it into medium size balls.
  4. In a bowl, prepare a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Roll the dough balls in this mixture and place it on the baking sheet with a gap of 2 inches between them.
  5. Now, bake the balls for 10 minutes or till the balls get cooked but do not overcook them as they can become hard. 
  6. As soon as the cookies get baked, remove them from the baking tray or sheet. Serve them warm or cold.

Yay! Cookies are ready. Grab your coffee or milk and relish them. Another drink which will pair the best with the cookies is hot chocolate.

Nutritional Breakdown of Snickerdoodle


How to Make Snickerdoodle at Home | Video

Here is the video to help you in every step of baking these Snickerdoodle cookies. If you want to know more details of the recipe, kindly watch this video as it will help you.

Snickerdoodle Cookies
Video by Preppy Kitchen

So what are your views about this Snickerdoodle recipe? Let me know your reviews to help you out if anything has to be made clear. I am happy to help you. Share this recipe with your friends and do comment in the section below with your experience and queries.

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