Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies

Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies

This is cookie week in our house. We spend most for the week making all of our Christmas cookies. Jamie makes these amazing cinnamon-sugar cookies every year for the Holidays.

But, you don't have to wait for the Holiday's to make these crispy chewy easy snickerdoodle cookies. These cookies are a hit any time of the year. I just love the aroma that fills the house when these are in the oven.

Snickerdoodles are very similar to sugar cookies. What sets them apart is the cream of tartar in the recipe. And, these are so easy to make.


Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Then toss them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Place them on your cookie sheet lined with parchment paper about 2-inches apart and bake.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Let cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet. Then Jamie places them on the table to cool. And, you'll find me right behind her eating them as the cool.

Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies:


1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white sugar (To toss 1-inch balls in)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (To toss 1-inch balls in)

  1. Mix together the 1-1/2 cups sugar, the eggs, butter, Crisco, and the vanilla. 
  2. Add the flour, cream of tartar, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Mix until a ball of dough forms.
  4. Mix the 1/4 cup of white sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
  5. Form 1-inch balls or a little bigger if you like and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mix.
  6. Place on the cookie sheet about 2-inches apart.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees on the center rack for 10 minutes. 
We yielded about 48 wonderful snickerdoodles from this recipe, minus the ones that I ate as they were cooling off.


    1. Love snickerdoodles, but we don’t use Crisco. Could I just substitute additional butter? Looks yummy!

      1. We'll have to give that a try next time Margaret. Thanks so much for the idea and Thanks for stopping by!!

    2. A yummy classic! Love snickerdoodles!

      1. Oh! they really are a classic Tracey. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

    3. My husband remembers growing up and eating Snickerdoodle cookies. Thanks for your recipe. Will pin this to my cookie board.

      1. Thanks so much, Peggy Snickerdoodles are great any time of the year.

    4. While I'd love to make these all year, I'm waiting until the holidays so that I am not the only one eating them. Looking forward to having them!

      1. I agree Daphne, every time we make these they don't last very long. Thanks

    5. Good grief, just in time for my church bake sale. I need lots of recipes for quick and good tasting cookies....thanks Sam.


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