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Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Back when Dallan and I were dating, he told me his favorite cookie was a Snickerdoodle.  So, over the course of our courtship, I made him batch after batch of Snickerdoodle cookies.  How do you think I won him over? Since we’ve been married I haven’t baked ONE snickerdoodle.  This means, I’ve gone about five years without making one batch.  Where has the time gone?

Yesterday, I found this recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies and decided they’d be the perfect treat for dozens of 2-10 year olds.  To make them seem a little more “Holiday-ish”, I topped them off with red, white and green sprinkles.  Which kid doesn’t love a cookie with sprinkles?

Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white 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
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Recipe via Allrecipes

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