Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

I love these cookies! They are slightly crisp on the outside and so soft and tender on the inside. These are my dad's favorite cookies- I made them for him often. This recipe uses both shortening and butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar together.
  3. Add eggs and beat just until mixed.
  4. Add flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt and mix well.
  5. Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
  6. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon and sugar.
  7. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake for 7-8 minutes.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheets for 2-4 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  9. Store covered in a plastic bag or container.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is probably the best snickerddodle recipe that I have tried. Exactly the way that I like them, crunchy on the outside and soft in the midle.

5 5

We have been making these for years... they are delicious! I'm so glad I found my recipe and din't have to input it. Thanks!

4 5

Really great recipe! I made it almost exactly as written, but I was short on granulated sugar, so I subbed brown (loosely packed) for about 1/2 the sugar in the cookies and reserved a bit of proper granulated for rolling them. I only needed 1/8 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon for rolling.

Made 1-1/2" balls and baked them for 10 minutes. Awesome stuff.