Original Snickerdoodles

Original Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Teri Dunaway


I grew up on these cookies ... my mom made them every year at Christmas and we used red and green sugar sprinkled on top to make them "Christmasy!"


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp

How to Make Original Snickerdoodles


  1. Cream together the first 3 ingredients.
  2. Sift together and then stir in the next 4 ingredients.
  3. Chill dough in bowl until firm.
  4. Roll into balls.
  5. Roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  6. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake until lightly brown. (375 for approximately 10 minutes.)
  8. (Cookies puff up first and then flatten and crinkle on top.)

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About Original Snickerdoodles

Course/Dish: Cookies

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