During our Fourth of July family BBQ, the adults and some of the older kids were sitting around talking about our sister and brother-in-law who were missing from the festivities. They moved out to Florida last year the day after the Fourth and we were missing them. My sister always brought her yummy Snickerdoodles to family functions. My older brother was missing the Snickerdoodles almost as much as we were missing their family! Since he shares a birthday with my 10 year old daughter (which was yesterday), we thought it would be fun to make him some Snickerdoodles with my sister’s recipe.
These Snickerdoodles are so tasty. They are crispy on the outside and soft, moist and chewy on the inside. The perfect combination for a cookie in my humble opinion. These cookies taste just as great over the next couple of days too. I usually only like cookies right after they are baked…or straight out of the freezer. We also usually double the recipe so that we can freeze the rest of the cookies and pull them out for later.
Best Snickerdoodle Recipe
1/2 cup shortening (we use Butter Flavor Crisco)
1/2 cup Butter
1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 2/3 cups Flour
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
Cinnamon & Sugar Topping
1 TBSP Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add butter, shortening and sugar in a mixer on beat together on medium speed until the mixture is fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients one at a time while continuing to mix together.
- Turn off mixer and set aside.
- Make the Cinnamon and Sugar Topping in a small bowl.
- Roll the cookie dough into small 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch balls.
- Roll each cookie ball in the Cinnamon and Sugar mix.
- Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Should be a nice golden brown color that is crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.
During the school year…if I plan ahead, the kids can pull a cookie out of the freezer and place it in their home lunch, so that it is perfectly thawed in time to eat it at school.
These cookies remind me of my sister so much! Wishing she were actually the one here to make them…but they will have to do until we can see her and her family again.
Do you have an all time favorite cookie recipe?