Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Recipe For Snickerdoodles

Our good family friend, Eric, came over for a tamale dinner the Sunday before Christmas. He and Brother Bear made Snickerdoodles together. I hope you enjoy our little slide show. Baby Bear wanted to help too, but he thought greasing the cookie sheets was a little more than he could handle. He got some shortening on his fingers and fussed until we wiped it off!

Here is the recipe they used for the Snickerdoodles.


1 cup shortening

1-1/2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons white sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each. Add vanilla. Sift together the flour, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended.

3. In a small, shallow bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 incehs apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be slightly golden at the edges. Remove to cool on wire racks.

*This recipe was adapted from the "Snickerdoodles V" recipe on

1 comment:

  1. I love snickerdoodles.

    BTW, I was going to buzz your blog, but I noticed that your posts come in way on the bottom. You may need to increase the width of a wrapper. :) Let me know when it is fixed! I will buzz it next week,then!