Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

These cookies are too perfect to be true! They are so soft when bitten into and chewy when you are indulging it. Be sure to follow step by step though as one mistake (not chilling dough or too heaping of a measurement) could ruin the cookie. Hope you enjoy just as our family does!


  1. Beat butter and shortening in a large bowl until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add in eggs one at a time beating after each addition.
  3. In a separate medium sized bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  4. Beat 1/2 of the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
  5. Beat the remaining 1/2 of the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Dough should be workable and not too soft.
  6. Refrigerate dough uncovered for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 375*.
  8. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  9. Roll 1 inch balls of dough into the cinnamon mixture and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove immediately from the cookie sheet onto a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes before transporting them.
Most Helpful

This are the worse cookies ever, who ever put this recipe on the site left out an ingredient, which is sugar, my mistake was not to read the reviews before I made them. I believe the site should remove the recipe.

jmontera60_11446052 September 13, 2010

These cookies are absolutely horrible. I wish I would have read the other review before I made them. I have to throw them all away! This recipe needs to be pulled because there is something wrong with it.

jewels_ks August 06, 2010

This recipe has to be a joke! They turned out to be more like biscuits with cinnamon sugar. I don't see anywhere in the recipe or directions any other sugar besides the small amt to be used for the coating. I have NEVER seen a cookie recipe that doesn't use some sort of sugar in the main ingredients. My poor husband was so excited to try and make these himself and then was severely disappointed at the outcomes. Told him he should have used MY recipe.

rick2045 November 17, 2009