Week 5–Snickerdoodles

This week my oldest baby turned 12!! 12!!! I cannot believe it.  So this week I asked him what cookie he wanted me to make for the blog.  He answered before I even finished asking the question…snickerdoodles!!  These have long been his favorite cookie.  They aren’t ones that I typically make, but my mother in law does!  We tried a couple different recipes, but settled on the classic recipe that my mother in law uses with half shortening and half butter.  So here you go!!



Classic Snikerdoodles (originally from Betty Crocker)


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

What to do…

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Beat sugar, butter, shortening and eggs in a stand mixer or in a bowl with a hand mixer on medium speed.
  3. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Shape dough into 1 and 1/4 inch balls.
  5. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the 2 teaspoons of cinnamon together.
  6. Roll dough balls in sugar and cinnamon mixture and place 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  8. Immediately move cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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