Mom’s Snickerdoodles Recipe

I loved coming home from school as a child on a rainy day.  We knew there would be warm cookies waiting for us.  These are one of our mom’s favorite cookies and she got the recipe from our Grandma Char.  These snickerdoodles are soft and chewy and don’t call for any cream of tartar.  So you are guaranteed to have these ingredients in your pantry!

Serves: 48

Mom's Snickerdoodles Recipe

10 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture for Rolling Cookies
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Mix together the butter, shortening, sugar, and eggs in a mixing bowl.
  3. Then add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Chill dough for about 30 minutes. Then roll into 1 1/4 inch balls.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix 2 Tablespoons of sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Roll dough balls in cinnamon mixture.
  6. Place about 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 7 to 9 minutes until lightly browned, but still soft.
  8. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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18 Responses to “Mom’s Snickerdoodles Recipe”

  1. I'm glad to have come across this recipe on Pinterest. I made them using butter instead of margarine, added a little vanilla and they were wonderful. I'm one that just does not have cream of tartar readily available in my pantry, so this recipe was perfect.

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