Spectacular Snickerdoodles

Although I’ve bragged about them and even shared a picture of my perfect Snickerdoodles, I never actually posted a recipe.  But I when I sniffed out If I Could Escape’s Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange, I thought now was the perfect time to post my perfect and very impressive Snickerdoodle cookie recipe.  See, my Snickerdoodles are so impressive because I can’t bake and yet somehow, I make the best damn Snickerdoodles on the planet.  Honest!  I even have a certificate to prove it.



So, here it is.  Run DMT’s Spectacular Snickerdoodles that even her Iron Chef Husband can’t replicate



(Modified recipe from Joy of Cooking)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease or line 2 cookie sheets.


Whisk until well blended:

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt


Beat in an electric mixer:

1 stick unsalted COLD butter cut into small cubes

1 ½ cups sugar


Add and beat until well combined:

2 large eggs

Gradually add in the flour mixture.


Mix on a separate dish:

¼ cup sugar

4 tsp ground cinnamon


Shape the dough into 1 ¼ inch balls, roll in the cinnamon sugar and arrange about 2 ¾ inches apart on the cookie sheets.  Bake, one sheet at a time, until the cookies are light golden brown at the edges, about 12-14 minutes.  Let stand briefly; then remove to cooling rack.


Yields approximately 36 three inch cookies.



  1. Amy says:

    I’m obsessed with your Snickerdoodles recipe. It’s delicious. However, I find that Snickerdoodles take SO LONG to make (dough, letting it sit, everything). I found a cool recipe that I think you’d like that cuts some corners when you don’t have time to make the dough from scratch.

    Fast Snickerdoodles

  2. DH. says:

    Hmmm…..so why weren’t there warm tangy snicker doodles waiting for DH when he got home this year? Yes any time this year would work! Or next year for that matter, just want, must have Snicker doodles!!!

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