Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft, chewy, perfectly sweet Snickerdoodle Cookies are the perfect fall comfort treat.

What is your favorite cookie?

Snickerdoodle Cookies | Inspiration KitchenDear readers, I realized I really want to get to know you better.  So, I want to start including a question in every post to learn more about you.  Please, join me and play along.

It’ll be fun!  🙂

I want to understand things like ~ what you like to eat, how you like to shop, what you find helpful in the kitchen, what dish scares you to make…  You get the idea.

Snickerdoodle Cookies | Inspiration KitchenDon’t worry, my questions aren’t like a pop-quiz that you have to pass later!

It’s just an opportunity for us to learn something about each other.  I say that’s a win-win for both of us.  In a non-stalker like way.   🙂

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One thing I’d love to know for example is “How in the heck do you crack eggs?” because as I’ve told you a hundred times before (like with these Fortune Cookie Lips and Chocolate Stout Cupcakes) that I can’t crack a single egg without a training bowl.

It’s so pathetic!  Egg shell everywhere, or the yolk gets away from me.  Go figure.  every.single.time.

So…you can count on that being one of the questions.  See???  Pop quiz over.  I’ve already given you the answer!  But, that’s not this post’s question.

This post’s question is: What is your favorite cookie?

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Now, on to these Snickerdoodle Cookies.  I wouldn’t have necessarily picked them as my favorite, but after tasting them?… I’m changing my mind.  As it turns out, I’d forgotten how much I love Snickerdoodles!

They just have a warm, inviting, cinnamon & sugar tasty, soft, chewy deliciousness about them.

Don’t you agree?

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So, when I shared these with friends the other day, I was shocked to be scolded a bit (whaaaaat?) as they kindly reminded me that it’s NOT, in fact, fall.  And, that Snickerdoodles were a fall cookie.

Who said that?  I say Snickerdoodle Cookies are any darn time you want them.  🙂

Mmmmmm…, they are just to chewy, sugary and soft to wait for fall to get here!


Snickerdoodle Cookies
Recipe type: Desserts
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 and ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 and ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1½ 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 parchment lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.*
*I baked my cookies 8 minutes, removed them from the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet an extra 2 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

Recipe modified from All Recipes @ Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles.

Snickerdoodle Cookies


    • says

      Hahahahaha! Thanks Lindsey – yes, I think they are an “anytime cookie” too. So, when I tell them that, I’m going to have my arms on my hips and that “I’m not negotiating!” stubborn look on my face too! Hurumph! Thanks for the compliments on the photos. Trying to get used to Portrait. But I’m getting there. 🙂 #kristineedstolearntoloveit Hahahahaha!

    • says

      You don’t sound weird at all – you sound perfectly normal! Now just add ‘the whole jar of peanut butter cookies’ and a chunky chocolate chip cookie and girl, you are validated as PERFECTLY normal. 🙂 Bravo to the puffy Snickerdoodle!

  1. says

    Oh yum! I love love loooove snickerdoodles, especially if they’re nice and soft in the middle. Favorite cookie would have to be my take on peanut butter cookies, though, using Cookie Butter instead and rolling them in a snickerdoodle-inspired cinnamon sugar!
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    • says

      Oh yum Cheryl! You just made my mouth water. And, I have to tell you – I am in LOVE with ‘the whole jar of peanut butter cookies’, so I know exactly what you are talking about my sistah!

    • says

      Cindy, you make me blush. I love that you want to reach through the screen and eat one!!! Is there any better compliment than that??? And YES, I will take you up on your offer. In fact, I’ll make you six dozen cookies and maybe buy your flight out here, because I am *really* tired of fishing shells out of my cracked eggs!!! 🙂 I’m so glad Snickerdoodles are your favorite!

  2. says

    My friend, these cookies are GORGEOUS!!! Those close-up pics show the nice warm spices and make me feel like I can almost smell them. 🙂 I think they’re whenever you darn well want them too…not just for fall. And my favorite cookie? I love them all and it depends on my mood. Right now, I’m in the mood for a big, fat Snickerdoodle!
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    • says

      Marcie, you are embarrassing me!!! Thank you for the compliments on the cookies – I am so flattered (and humbled)!!! I love that you can smell them. Isn’t that the greatest compliment – being able to taste or smell something through the screen? YESSSSS!!! I’m so glad that they aren’t a ‘fall’ cookie. I was crushed to hear that. And you’re right, it depends on my mood – if you showed me a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie right now, I’d fall in love with a new favorite all over again! Hahaha!

  3. says

    These cookies look amazing, Kristi! Snickerdoodles are my absolute fave and these are mouth-watering! I And I’m the same way as you, I can’t crack an egg perfectly to save my life! 🙂 I found your blog through Lindsey at American Heritage Cooking, love it!

    • says

      YESSSSS!!! Gayle, I feel like we are sisters already! Another blogger that can’t crack an egg. Thank Heavens! Can I just say I love you? I do. I really do. Us, non-egg-crackers, we need to stick together. 🙂 And, I’m so glad you found me through Lindsey @ AHC. I adore her (we are like the same person!), so I welcome anyone that loves her ~ because I do! I hope you stay a fan and follower! I’m going to check out your blog now. So excited to meet someone new!!!

    • says

      OMGosh Ananda! I never thought of Cardamon or Lavender cookies! Girl, you have raised it to an entirely new level! Now, I need to find a great recipe to start with! Hugging you for the great idea! 🙂

  4. says

    Oh girl, there’s nothing more I want right now than a batch of these cookies to magically appear in front of me! It looks as though they are within my reach but sadly my eyes are clearly playing tricks on me and no cookies in site 🙁 My favorite cookie definitely depends on how I’m feeling at the moment and right now I’m feeling that there is nothing better than a big chewy puffy Snickerdoodle cookie staring at you in the face 🙂 Pinned!

    • says

      Hahaha! I know what you mean Kelly – I will pretty much eat whatever is put in front of me. And, thanks for the pin! Have a beautiful weekend, my friend! {Hugs}

    • says

      I love shortbreads too, and had forgotten all about them until you mention it. 🙂 I need to get back into serious baking and add those to the list. You know, Rachel, I crack mine on a flat surface too, but something goes wrong in translation by the time they get to the bowl. That’s assuming they get there of course! Hahahaha!

  5. says

    I love asking my readers questions! When I meet people I usually have so many questions to ask people that I often have to hold myself back! 😛 My favourite cookie is a hard one because there are so many good ones although shortbread is always a favourite as are Anzac biscuits, a uniquely Antipodean treat you must try one day 😉
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    • says

      Those Anzac biscuits look really good Lorraine! I’d never heard of them before, but I looked them up and they look tasty! I’ll check the store to see if we have all the ingredients! Thanks for the referral! And, I love the questions you ask your reader – I always look forward to them, because it really makes me want to engage as a reader! Keep them coming!

    • says

      I’ve had that happen to! It’s so frustrating! Then, I always worry I’m posting a double comment! 🙂 Have a beautiful weekend Johlene!

    • says

      Oh my gosh Daniela! You must try them! I sometimes forget that other areas don’t have our same spices, flavors, etc. I can’t wait to see your version and see what you think.

    • says

      Thanks Danielle! They are at the top of my list too. And BTW, my list changes often – whichever wonderful cookie is in front of me is sometimes my barometer!

    • says

      Thank you Judit & Corina! I love Snickerdoodles and I can’t imagine them being a ‘fall’ cookie! I crack my eggs on a flat surface too, but somehow getting them to the bowl seems to be the problem! Hahaha!

  6. Elizabeth @ says

    Apologies to your friends, but they’re totally wrong. Snickerdoodles are an anytime cookie, as in, we can eat them any time and every time! I’m a pure chocolate chip girl myself, boring as that sounds–sometimes the classics are the best!
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  7. says

    Oh, how I love this little thing about asking a question in every post! My favourite cookie is a very special Danish christmas cookie, which is best translated into Danish Ginger Cookies. They are small crispy and has a ton of cinnamon and ginger run them – SO delicious!
    I’ve never tried snicker doodles – can you believe it?! I really really want to though, so I’ll definitely be making some soon 😀
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    • says

      Those Danish Ginger Cookies sound FABulous Josefine! Crispy, gingery, and cinnamon-y – yes! I wonder if I can get them here? If you can find cream of tartar where you are, you must make these Snickerdoodles, because they’re awesome and I think you’ll love them!!!

    • says

      Oh my gosh – I am LOVING the sound of Danish Butter Cookies, and girl, if they are in a tin, I am all in ~ because that always sounds buttery delicious. Not kidding. Every cookie I’ve had out of a tin was sssssooooo good! 🙂

  8. says

    I could eat cookies any time, no matter the season. They are just the perfect snack. 🙂 Your are looking wonderful.. I have to admit that I’ve never had snickerdoodle cookies … but with all that cinnamon must be super delicious.
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    • says

      Hahahaha! Thank you Sara! I feel validated now. I am not the only one that thinks they are an any time cookie. Thank you my sistah! I needed that!

    • says

      Thanks Chelsea ~ I’m loving the questions! I am learning a lot about my readers and it gives them a chance to participate and comment, which I love!

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