Nana's Snickerdoodle Cookies

Norma DeRemer


My grandaughters call me Nana and when they were very young and my daughter would bring them to my house to visit; they would run to the kitchen pull chairs up to the counter and say "Let's make Snickerdoodles Nana" They would make the biggest mess with the cinnamon; but you know, I never said a word about it. Today they are 24 and 27 and still expect to see my snickerdoodles in my cookie jar when they come to visit. These are also the cookies that I would make for 250 band kids when my son was in the school band in middle school up to high school.

★★★★★ 2 votes
Makes 4 dozen
30 Min
10 Min


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1 c
1 1/2 c
1 large
2 3/4 c
2 tsp
cream of tarter
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
3 Tbsp
3 tsp

How to Make Nana's Snickerdoodle Cookies


  • 1Sift together flour, cream of tarter, baking soda & salt into a large bowl.
  • 2In a mixing bowl cream shortening
  • 3Add sugar, eggs then dry ingredients and mix well
  • 4Shape into balls the size of walnuts.
  • 5Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix together.
  • 6Roll each ball in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • 7Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • 8Bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 9Remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on a clean kitchen towel to cool or wire rack.

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About Nana's Snickerdoodle Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids

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