The classic snickerdoodle is one of my favorite cookies!  However, this was my first time actually making them myself as far as I can remember.  For my first attempt at these, I went with the trusty Martha Stewart recipe that I clipped from her magazine about 2 years ago. 

They turned out pretty well, but very flat.  Be sure to leave plenty of room on the baking sheets for them to spread.  I think they have the perfect balance between crispy and chewy!

Makes 4 dozen



  • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pure vegetable shortening – I used all butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, plus more if needed
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, with one rack in top third and one rack in bottom third of oven. Line baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs, and beat to combine. Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the ground cinnamon. Use a small (1 1/4-ounce) ice-cream scoop to form balls of the dough, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after 5 minutes. Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Christmas Candy & Cookie Plan « EASY AS PIE!
  2. anickH
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 08:40:14

    I noticed you said you wanted to try a different recipe. I used this recipe once too and HATED it. My cookies came out super flat. So I finally found 2 much better recipes. these both come out perfect. here are the links if you want to try


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