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SnickerdoodlesBaking is a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen and build on all kinds of skills: mixing, measuring, learning about ingredients, etc. The bonus is that the sweet treat at the ends means the fun keeps on going.

These cookies are quick, fun & easy to make! Substitute nonpariels or colored sugar for the cinnamon topping and create festive cookies for any holiday!


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cream together 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Makes 4 dozen cookies

One Response to “SnickerDoodles”

  1. lauraallen November 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Great recipe, Tina! When I bake with our daughter, I love to let her taste the ingredients as we go, and tell me if they’re sweet, etc. Plus, it’s fun to see how all the tastes come together to make something really yummy.

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