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I wanted to make some Snickerdoodles, and first used another recipe (not from 'Zaar!)--they were awful & I ended up throwing them out. Then I found this recipe--they were exactly what I was looking for - a little crispy on the outside, but soft & cakey on the inside. Because we like a lot of cinnamon flavor, I added about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the dough. If you're looking for the perfect snickerdoodles, look no further...these are indeed the BEST! Thanks for posting, Jo! -M :-)

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Mary Scheffert December 19, 2002

I halved it, which was a bad idea. lol

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AllForHim September 11, 2007

Believe it or not, this is the first time I have ever eaten a Snickerdoodle cookie. I have heard of them and have read the recipe a number of times but always thought it sounded kind of boring. Well today I wanted to make cookies but did not have chocolate chips or raisins in the house so I thought of this recipe. They just came out of the oven and I must say I am stunned at how good they are. YUM! I can hardly wait until the kids get home from school to try these. Thanks for the great recipe Jo, I am thrilled with these!

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mums the word February 12, 2008

These cookies are the best snickerdoodles I have ever had. Just beware that if you leave them in too long the bottoms will burn. You may need to take them out before the time posted. Take them out when they still look a bit undercooked and you will have it made. Crisp on the outside and squishy on the inside! Mmmmmm. Thanks for posting!

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Sarah in New York August 11, 2007

This recipe is great. I made six dozen cookies and served these to my bible study group, by the end of the hour they were all gone. Everyone mentioned how great these were. The only difference I made was that I made the cookies bigger, so instead of getting four dozen per batch I made three.

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dragonfly459 April 23, 2003

I didn't get to taste these cookies b/c they were not for me!! But they looked & smelled wonderful so I am going to assume they'll taste just as good :-). I added 1 tsp cinn into the batter as suggested & baked for 7 min. I do suggested "flattening" the cookies a bit b/f baking so they spread better. my first batch of cookies were a little round; my second batch spread a little better after a little "squish' from my fingers LOL. I didn't get 4 dozen out of these--maybe closer to 3 dozen; maybe I made them a little bigger than suggested! Thanks for sharing!

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LUVMY2BOYS February 12, 2010

Delicious! Truly, wonderfully delicious. I HATE greasy cookies, and as this recipe had half the amount of butter of all the other ones I looked at, I knew it was going to be a winner. Sure enough, the cookies came out tender and chewy with plenty of buttery flavor, but not at all greasy. I also put a teaspoon of cinnamon into the batter to help it stand on its own, but the cinnamon sugar crust is just the icing on a very nice cake. Thanks a lot, Jo.

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Erin R. August 26, 2009

Easy, quick, and delicious! I added about 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon to the dough for a touch of spice. The dough was so easy to work with and I only needed 2 1/2 cups of flour. I also baked them for 7 min. Baking can be a bit of challenge at this altitude, but these turned out great. Thank you Jo!

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Mandanagans March 19, 2009

Such delicious cookies! They turned out very nice and looked good too. I did cook them a little longer though, ARe they meant to be crisp? mine were.

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dizzydi May 19, 2008

I made these tonight for my daughter who is home from college studying for finals. I first noticed that they were a little dry. I looked at other recipes and realized that your recipe uses about 1/2 the butter than others...which in my book is a good thing. A snickerdoodle with 1/2 the fat! And it turned out tasty too. They stay round and puffy too instead of spreading out like some recipes. Thanks for posting. I will use this recipe often.

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Pam-I-Am May 17, 2008
Snickerdoodles (The Best)