Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Snickerdoodles


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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
6-8 minutes
3 dozen
Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 3/8 cups flour, sifted (for high altitudes add 1/4 cup additional flour)
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Mix: softened butter, sugar, and egg.

  3. Sift together: sifted flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Mix and set aside: 2 Tbsp sugar, and 2 tsp cinnamon.

  5. Chill the dough for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

  6. Roll the dough into balls about the size of walnuts.

  7. Roll the balls in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

  8. Place the balls about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  9. Bake until center is almost set and cookie appears lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

  10. Cookies will puff up at first, then flatten out with a crinkled top.


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dgbartnikowski says:

This is my favorite recipe for snickerdoodles. I have made several different recipes. This is the best.

12/14/2012 5:21:57 PM

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