Cookbook:Snickerdoodles IV

Snickerdoodles IV
CategoryCookie recipes
Time60 minutes

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Snickerdoodles are sugar cookies lightly dusted with cinnamon. They have a characteristically crackly surface, and can be crisp or soft, depending on preference. Some variants include nutmeg, raisins, or nuts. They are a traditional Christmas cookie in North America.

The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word for "snail noodles" (schneckennudeln).




  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter, shortening and sugar.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients, mixing fully.
  6. Roll into 1 tbsp balls.
  7. Mix sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Roll balls in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  9. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes or until crisp and light brown.
  11. Let cool completely before eating.

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