The Best Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies
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Chewy, buttery cookies rolled in a cinnamon sugar coating and baked to perfection.
Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: 36
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening (butter flavored or regular)
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  5. Next, add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  6. In a small, separate bowl, combine 3 tbsp granulated sugar and 1 tbsp ground cinnamon.
  7. Use a cookie scoop or a teaspoon to scoop out approx. 2-tbsp-size balls of dough. If not using a cookie scoop, roll dough in hands to make a nice ball of dough. Roll each scoop or ball of dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  8. Once cookie sheet is full, bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are just slightly browned. Cookies will be shiny and still look a little doughy. Allow them to sit on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  9. If you like your cookies more crisp than chewy, bake them for an additional 2 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at