"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."
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Ready In:




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

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  1. 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.
  2. I love snickerdoodles and these did not disappoint! Great recipe....thank you!
  3. This is the classic snickerdoodle recipe I've been looking for! It's perfect. I didn't have shortening and used all butter instead, so I think they spread out a little more. I can't wait to make these again with shortening.
  4. These are fabulous cookies! I added a teaspoon of vanilla and decreased the cream of tartar slightly. I found it easiest to scoop the cookie balls onto one big sheet, then let them firm up in the fridge before rolling and sugaring them. This recipe is going into my file immediately!
  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!


  1. Very quick to put together and taste so lovely - sometimes it's the simple things that really are the best! :-) This is the first recipe I found for snickerdoodles and I haven't tried another one yet! I substitute margarine for shortening (as shortening is not available here), use a 1-inch cookie scoop, and parchment paper on the cookie sheet - in my oven exactly 8 minutes is the perfect cooking time. Thanks for posting!


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