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soft & chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies are crispy on the edges and soft in the middle with a sweet dusting of cinnamon sugar on the outside.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cookie recipe, christmas cookies, cinnamon, snickerdoodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 45
Calories 100kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1 cup Sugar granulated
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Granulated sugar for rolling the dough balls in
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon for rolling the dough balls in


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In the bowl of your mixer add the butter, shortening, and two types of sugar. Cream together until fully combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla. Mixing until the are fully combined.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture ½ cup at a time until the dough is fully mixed together.
  • Remove dough from the bowl of the mixer and shape into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill.
  • Once dough is ready remove from the refrigerator and measure it out by the tablespoon full, rolling it into a ball.
  • In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon and then roll each ball of dough in it to coat them.
  • Place the dough balls at least 2 inches apart on a lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Once baked remove from baking sheet and place on cooling rack to cool completely.



Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg