This funny sounding cookie has been a year ’round favorite of ours for years, but we have a lot of fun making them at Christmas. Snickerdoodles don’t require decorating, but we do this time of year. They are truly delicious and simple to make. This recipe makes between 4-5 dozen. Grab the kids and try a batch soon!

You will need:

Cookie sheets ( do not grease )
Large bowl
Small bowl

1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened ( substitute margarine )
1/2 cup shortening ( I use Crisco )
2 eggs
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2-3/4 cups flour ( all purpose )
1 tsp almond or vanilla extract ( optional )

3 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs cinnamon


Pre-heat oven to 400* Mix 1-1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening, extract and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

In small bowl mix 3 Tbs sugar and 1 Tbs. cinnamon. Set aside.

Use a teaspoon to shape dough into balls. Roll balls in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place about 2″ apart on cookie sheet and bake 9-11 minutes.
Once cookies are set, remove from cookie sheet with spatula immediately. Cool on wire rack and serve, or store in airtight container.

We use a can of vanilla or cream cheese frosting, divided and colored red and green to frost cookies once cooled. We often then top with sprinkles. Have fun and enjoy!