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Photo of Snickerdoodles © Diana Rattray
These amazing, delicious cinnamon-coated snickerdoodles are a big favorite for Christmas, and one of our favorite cookie recipes. And your house will smell wonderful as they bake!

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar


In a shallow bowl, combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Cream shortening; gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in vanilla.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, soda, salt and cream of tartar. Add sifted ingredients to creamed mixture; stir until well blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place snickerdoodles 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake snickerdoodles at 400° for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes about 4 dozen snickerdoodles.

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 2 out of 5
, Member btullis

will make again after making adjustments. I thought 2 3/4 flour sounded like too much and yes my dough turned out dry. Also thought it called for too much cinnamon for amount of sugar, right again. 6 minutes to cook? no, had to bake longer.

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