Sparkling Snickerdoodles

"(one of my favorites)"
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60 cookies




  • Mix together thoroughly the shortening, sugar and eggs.
  • Sift together and stir in flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Roll into balls the size of small walnuts.
  • Roll in mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  • Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in medium to hot (400 degrees) oven until lightly brown but still soft. These cookies puff up at first, then flatten out with crinkled tops.

Questions & Replies

  1. I have this exact same recipe from years ago, except that mine takes 2 tsp cream of tartar. I'm wondering if the extra cream of tartar gives these cookies the snickerdoodle taste that one reviewer said was missing.


  1. I had misplaced my recipe and used this one instead. It is excellent and made exactly 60 cookies as promised. I have added it to my own collection now. Many thanks for sharing.
  2. Snickerdoodles are just plain GOOD!! My best/worst snickerdoodle story is the time I made a huge batch, 10 dozen cookies, and they were gone the next day. Just me, my husband, and 3 kids who were small at the time. I'm sure I ate at least 1/3 of them. That's a lot of cookies!
  3. My recipe for these is long gone, but I used to make them all the time when my sons were growing up. It didn't take long for a batch to disappear. Thank you for adding your recipe to the data base. They were perfect and I'm certain that I will be making them often once more.
  4. I consider myself baking challenged. This recipe was simple, easy, and fun. The taste of these cookies took me back in time to home ec. class... Gives me hope that there are other recipe successes in my future! Thanks...
  5. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies, but these weren't as wonderful as I was hoping for. Certainly not a bad recipe, but a little bland and lacking the "snickerdoodle" goodness. These cookies did have a very nice texture, though, and were just soft enough.



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