Snickerdoodle - Great American Cookie Co. Copycat

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

I love the original and these are close to exact. The original recipe was from a copycat website, but I have made a few adjustments to make them closer to the real thing. You will think they are undercooked when you take them out of the over, but they aren't.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugars with an electric mixer on high.
  2. Add egg, vanilla, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  3. Mix on high until smooth and well incorporated.
  4. Add flour and mix well.
  5. Preheat oven to 300°F and let the dough rest in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon for topping.
  7. With your hands, roll the dough into balls about the size of a golf ball.
  8. Roll the balls in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press them into an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 10-14 minutes and NO LONGER! They will seem undercooked, but will be soft and chewy in the middle once they have cooled. Don't overbake and then come to me with a bad review because they weren't delicious :).
Most Helpful

Loved it... Followed the recipe exactly as posted; the baking directions are absolutely key to the soft middle. These to me were a little better than the mall brand store because they were just the right amount of sweetness without being overly so. I'll be making this recipe many times.

Fatima7601 April 28, 2013

This was a great recipe! The cookies came out perfect and they were really soft!

Kierre September 20, 2011

I have made these cookies lots of times but used butter instead of crisco. Today I tried using crisco and I think they taste so much better with butter. But still I dont think they look like or even stay as thick as the store cookies are...when using either one.

driley6 January 04, 2010