Dad's Favorite Snickerdoodles

Recipe by Mommy Diva
READY IN: 23mins
YIELD: 60 cookies




  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon for topping mix. Set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, the margarine, shortening, vanilla and eggs. I find the texture of the cookies best if I stick to this margarine/shortening ratio.
  • Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix thoroughly into wet mixture (eggs/butter, etc).
  • Shape into balls- I usually make a heaping teaspoonful-depends on your preference.
  • Roll tops of balls into sugar/cinnamon mixture to coat.
  • Place approximately 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes until set.
  • Remove cookies immediately from sheet to rack to cool.
  • TIP- I find best results also when I refrigerate the dough/balls between batches until they are baked. This keeps them from spreading out as much.
  • ENJOY! ;).