We love cookies at our house. They are so easy to make and are so versatile. You can literally make any type of cookie you want if you just get creative. But sometimes you keep going back to a great classic Cookie Recipe…like my mom’s recipe for Snickerdoodles. These are the BEST Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles I have ever had…and I have tried a lot.
These Snickerdoodles are soft and chewy on the inside and little bit crisp on the outside…which is just the way we like them. They stay soft and chewy for a couple of days if kept in a air-tight container…but they probably won’t be around long enough for you to test that out!
Full of cinnamon and sugar flavor, these are sure to be a hit at any get together you serve them at! This recipe only makes about 2 dozen so you may want to double the recipe. You can also freeze the dough before rolling the cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Just set the cookie dough out on the counter for a couple of hours before baking them. The cookies freeze well after baking too so they can easily be pulled out and thrown in the kids school lunches.
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 400 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.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
They bake up nice and puffy because of the Cream of Tartar. I have had questions about where to buy Cream of Tartar in the past…so if you aren’t sure where to get it, just look in the spice aisle in the grocery store. It is a pickling spice and can be found with all the common spices.
Go make some now! You will not regret it!
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