Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles

Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Adrienne May


These are crispy cookies. Although I make these at Christmas too, I make these in the fall, so they always make me think of cider and hayrides! This is an old fashioned recipe so it does call for lard!


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10 Min


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

How to Make Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles


  1. preheat oven to 400.
    Beat butter and lard together until creamy. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture.
  3. combine cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar together in a small bowl.
    shape dough into walnut sized balls and roll in cinnamon sugar.
  4. place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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About Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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