Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My favorite version of these classic cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening, butter, the 1 1/2 cups sugar, and eggs.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into creamed shortening mixture.
  5. Combine 2 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
  6. Roll cookie dough into balls and coat in cinnamon mixture.
  7. Place balls two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with hand or underside of a glass.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes .
Most Helpful

Good but not great. I really liked the texture of the cookie but something seemed a little off about the flavor. While these will definitely be eaten and enjoyed, I think I will find another recipe to use next time I make snickerdoodles.

MaMa's Apprentice May 17, 2009

These are very moist and chewy. The flavor was outstanding. I will be making this recipe again. Thank you for the great recipe.

4-H Mom April 12, 2009

These cookies were Great. Very easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!!

fep March 30, 2009