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Simple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Simple Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe

Simple snickerdoodle cookies soft-baked, chewy, and covered in cinnamon-sugar! ?


  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening (you can also use butter)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp. salt


  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions for how to make Simple Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 400℉ (205°C). In the big bowl, mix the shortening, eggs, and sugar until very well mixed and fluffy.
  • Then add the cream of tartar, flour, baking soda, and salt and mix them all until well combined. Make sure you scrape down the sides of the bowl when mixing.
Simple Snickerdoodle Cookies mix ingredients
  • In a smaller bowl, add the 2 Tbsp. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon mentioned in the ingredients list.
  • Using your palms, roll the cake batter into 1-inch balls, then roll through the cinnamon and sugar mix. Place on a baking paper at least 2 inches apart and bake until lightly browned (about 8-10 minutes).

The cookies will puff up at first and then will flatten and remain with crinkled tops.

The ingredients mentioned in this simple snickerdoodle cookies recipe are enough for approximately 3½ dozen cookies.

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