Classic Snickerdoodles

Classic Snickerdoodles. Diana Rattray
    14 mins
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!

What You'll Need

  • Coating
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Cookies
  • 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

How to Make It

Heat the oven to 400° F.

In a shallow bowl or pie plate, combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer cream the shortening until fluffy; 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.

Arrange the cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake at for about 6 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 4 dozen snickerdoodles.

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