How To Make Snickerdoodles

Apr 04, 13 How To Make Snickerdoodles


This is a really popular treat with my family, and every time I make them they seem to disappear in the blink of an eye.  The best part about these cookies ? They’re REALLY simple to make, and the ingredients are regular things you would find around your house.  They’re the type of cookies you could make in a pinch, and they would still be a hit.

So let’s get into it shall we?


Start by preheating your oven to 400 F and laying all of your ingredients out.  This is a good time to put some music on and get yourself in “the baking groove”

For the cookies you will need:

1 cup of soft shortening

1and a ½ cup of sugar

2 eggs

2 and ¾ cups of flour

2 teaspoons of cream of tartar

1 teaspoon of baking soda

¼ teaspoon of salt


For the sugar coating you will need:

2 teaspoons of sugar

2 teaspoons of cinnamon


In a nice big bowl, cream together the shortening and the 1 ½ cup of sugar (use a fork, not a whisk or a spoon for this, it blends easier). It should end up looking like mash potatoes at this point.


Now it’s time to beat in the two eggs.

For this I recommend first cracking the eggs into a separate bowl, to make possible shell removal simpler.   You should now have a creamy yellowish mixture.

Put the bowl aside.


In a separate bowl, blend the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt until all ingredients are completely incorporated.


It’s time to add the dry ingredients to the shortening, sugar, and egg mixture.

I recommend kneading the cookie dough with your hands to get everything worked in.  Have some fun with this and get some frustration out, but only kneed until you can’t see any more dry parts (if you overkneed, the dough can become tough).


In a small bowl mix together the 2 teaspoons of sugar and cinnamon! (I prefer my mixture more sugar heavy, so don’t worry if yours looks darker than mine, that’s because I use less cinnamon than called for) Doesn’t that look yummy?


Start rolling the dough into balls like so, and then roll those balls into the sugar/cinnamon mixture until well coated.


Place them on a greased cookie sheet(preferably greased with butter or margarine) and put them in to the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes!


To test if the cookies are ready, stick a tooth pick into the cookie closest to the middle of the pan.  The cookie will be soft, but solid.
Place them on a cooling rack, and enjoy your freshly baked Snickerdoodles!