Snickerdoodles for the Holidays!

Just a reminder,  Snickerdoodles should be on your holiday baking list.  A soft sugar cookie with a cinnamon topping that is perfect for any season. These cookies remain an American classic, easy to prepare, and are simply delicious.

Makes 24

2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. or (205 degrees C)
2.  Combine 1-1/2 cups white sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla and eggs.  Mix well.

3.  Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.  Blend well.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon.  Roll dough in sugar/cinnamon mixture and place 2-inches apart on an ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until the cookie is set.   Immediately remove from cookie sheets and cool.


42 thoughts on “Snickerdoodles for the Holidays!

  1. One year one of my children wrote a letter to Santa and asked him what his favorite kind of cookie is. His answer: snickerdoodles! So they've been on our holiday baking list ever since. 🙂


  2. I have never made snickerdoodles– I used to love them, but then I had a bad one and I haven't eaten one since. But everyone is posting about them, so I guess I owe them a second chance!! Recipe looks great!


  3. Snickerdoodles find their way into our cookie jar all year long. Nothing better and I love their simplicity. They were the first cookie I ever baked. I did them for a boyfriend who was a new dentist. The recipe lasted. The boyfriend didn't!Best,Bonnie


  4. I have a confession to make….I've never had snickerdoodles until about a month ago!! I've surely missed out. These look nice and soft and bit chewy- perfection!


  5. I love these and make them with my student in the drop cookie portion of our cookie unit every year and they are a huge hit amongst all of them. I never had them in my home as a child, and I wonder why. They are so simple to make. We always have all of the ingredients and they are so delicious. I love them. YUM!:)Valerie


  6. I love snickerdoodles. You are right; they deserve a spot on the holiday table. I love how yours come out thick. I prefer a thicker, chewier cookie. I actually do not have a recipe for these, so thanks:)


  7. I must be one of the very few that never baked or had the pleasure of a Snickerdoodle cookie ;o)Glad you put this recipe…I might be able to squeeze it into my cookie platter and finally have a bite of one ;o)Flavourful wishes,Claudia


  8. You know you're right about Snickerdoodles being on the Holiday baking list. My father in law is a huge fan of them. A good friend of mine rolls hers in colored sugar for the holidays. They look a little strange that way, but it works for her.Love the look of your blog! Love the look of those cabbage rolls posted above! Yum!!Happy Holidays!


  9. Velva, my husband found a recipe for Snickerdoodles in an old Christmas cookie cookbook of mine and we just love them…'re right, everyone should include these sweet little darlings on their cookie trays or in their cookie jars. Problem is that I tend to eat them by the dozen! Ro


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