Mom's Famous Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe - (HOW TO VIDEO) (2024)

By: Becky Hardin

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My Mom’s famous snickerdoodle recipe is a Christmas family tradition! These really are the best snickerdoodle cookies you’ll bake at home! Simple to make and they keep and freeze well. There is no need for any other snickerdoodle recipe after you’ve tried these!

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I’m so excited to share this snickerdoodle recipe with you all! This is my Mom’s recipe, and quite honestly, it wouldn’t be Christmas without them!

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How to Make Mom’s Famous Snickerdoodle Recipe

In a bowl whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and set aside. Then, in a stand mixer, beat together the shortening and butter, before adding the sugar and eggs. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine.

Roll two tablespoons of the dough into a ball, and dip in ice water and then roll into the cinnamon sugar and set on a parchment lined baking tray. Repeat until all of the dough is used.

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven and let cool before serving.

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Ingredients

For this recipe I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Unbleached White All Purpose Organic Flour. This product is a STAPLE in our kitchen and the only flour I use if we are using all-purpose flour. Bob’s is also my go-to if we want to use Wheat Flour of Gluten Free Flour.

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How long do snickerdoodle cookies keep?

This snickerdoodle recipe is a great choice for holiday baking, as compared to other types of cookies, they have a relatively long shelf life. Once he cookies have cooled, transfer to an airtight container and they will last for around 5 days at room temperature.

The cookies also freeze well. Freeze them on the baking sheets, and once frozen transfer to ziplock bags or containers and they will last for up to three months. Thaw them at room temperature before serving.

How do you know when the cookies are baked?

The snickerdoodle cookies will only take about 10 to 12 minutes to bake, so be sure to keep your eye on them! It’s best to rotate the cookies after about 6 minutes so that the cook evenly. The cookies are done when the edges are just set and the centres are soft and cracked. They should be barely browning and look slightly undercooked.

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What do snickerdoodle cookies taste like?

If you’ve never had a snickerdoodle cookie before, you are in for a treat, and this old fashioned recipe is a great way to discover these tasty treats! They are a soft and chewy cookie and rolled in cinnamon sugar which makes them perfect for the holidays. The cream of tartar is a key ingredient, and gives the cookies a signature tang.

Top Tips To Make Mom’s Famous Snickerdoodle Recipe

  • Take care not to over mix the dough or the cookies will become tough.
  • Don’t overcrowd your cookie sheets with the dough as they will spread during baking. The balls should be two inches apart with 8 balls on one sheet.
  • Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven and rotate them halfway through baking.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for at least 5 minutes once you take them out of the oven.

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For more cookie recipes that are perfect for the holidays:

  • Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Christmas Sugar Cookies (Best Sugar Cookie Recipe)
  • Chocolate Mint Cookies
  • Snowball Cookies Recipe (Nutella Stuffed Snowball Cookies)
  • Soft Sugar Cookies

Recipe

Best Snickerdoodles

4.82 from 16 votes

Author: Becky Hardin

Prep: 20 minutes minutes

Cook: 12 minutes minutes

Total: 32 minutes minutes

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My Mom's famous snickerdoodle recipe is a Christmas family tradition! These really are the best snickerdoodle cookies you'll bake at home! Simple to make and they keep and freeze well. There is no need for any other snickerdoodle recipe after you've tried these!

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Ingredients

  • cups Bob's Red Mill Organic All-Purpose Flour 374 grams
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 7 grams
  • 1 teaspoon Bob's Red Mill Baking Soda 6 grams
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening 92 grams (½ stick)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 113 grams, room temperature (1 stick)
  • cups granulated sugar 500 grams, divided
  • 2 large eggs 100 grams
  • ¼ cup ground cinnamon 36 grams
  • 2 cups iced water 454 grams

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line 3 baking sheets with parchment.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together; set aside.

    2¾ cups Bob's Red Mill Organic All-Purpose Flour, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon Bob's Red Mill Baking Soda, ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the shortening and butter together for 30 seconds. Add 1½ cups sugar and beat until lighter in color and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

    ½ cup vegetable shortening, ½ cup unsalted butter, 2½ cups granulated sugar

  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until incorporated.

    2 large eggs

  • Add the flour mixture (all at once) to the creamed butter mixture and mix on low just until no flour is visible. Do not over work the dough or the cookies will be tough.

  • Set up a “work station” near the baking sheets with a bowl of cinnamon and the remaining 1 cup sugar and a bowl of iced water. Set a folded paper towel next to the water bowl.

    ¼ cup ground cinnamon, 2 cups iced water

  • Gently roll 2 tablespoons dough into a ball, dip the dough into the iced water and briefly place it on the paper towel (to absorb excess water). Roll the cookie dough ball in the cinnamon/sugar and set it on a baking sheet. Repeat with all the dough, spacing the balls 2-inches apart. There should be 8 cookies per sheet.

  • Bake the cookies, on the middle rack at 375°F for 10-12 minutes (rotating after 6 minutes). The cookies are done when the edges are just set and barely browning, and the centers are soft, cracked, and will look slightly undercooked.

  • Cool the cookies 5-8 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack.

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Becky’s tips

  • Take care not to over mix the dough or the cookies will become tough.
  • Don't overcrowd your cookie sheets with the dough as they will spread during baking. The balls should be two inches apart with 8 balls on one sheet.
  • Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven and rotate them halfway through baking.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for at least 5 minutes once you take them out of the oven.

Storage:Store snickerdoodles in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie Calories: 217kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 34g (11%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 9g (14%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 26mg (9%) Sodium: 103mg (4%) Potassium: 75mg (2%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 21g (23%) Vitamin A: 148IU (3%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 31mg (3%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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FAQs

How to tell if snickerdoodle cookies are done? ›

How do you know when the cookies are baked? The snickerdoodle cookies will only take about 10 to 12 minutes to bake, so be sure to keep your eye on them! It's best to rotate the cookies after about 6 minutes so that the cook evenly. The cookies are done when the edges are just set and the centres are soft and cracked.

What are snickerdoodles made of? ›

A snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with flour, fat, sugar, and salt, and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Eggs may also sometimes be used as an ingredient, with cream of tartar and baking soda added to leaven the dough.

What do snickerdoodle cookies taste like? ›

A classic snickerdoodle tastes like a sugar cookie generously flavored with cinnamon. And if the recipe uses cream of tartar, the cookie also tastes a little sour and tangy.

How old is the snickerdoodle? ›

According to the Joy of Baking: “Snickerdoodles, also called snipdoodles or cinnamon sugar cookies, have been around since the late 1800s. They probably originated in New England and are either of German or Dutch descent.

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