Jane Whittaker


The cookie came from our Dutch colonists, but no one knows where this cookie got it's funny name from.
I am not sure where this recipie originally came from I think maybe the Gooseberry Patch series of books.
It's on a little 3x5 card and has no credits on it, just some picts of gingerbread men on the side.


★★★★★ 8 votes

4 to 5 doz
15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 large
  • 2 3/4 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ·
    toppings to roll cookies in:
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp

How to Make Snickerdoodles


  1. Pre heat oven to 400°
  2. Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs thououghly.
  3. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Mix into shortening mixture.
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the 3Tbs sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon mixture.
  5. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with pam and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

About Snickerdoodles

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German

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