Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

photo of a plate of snickerdoodles

I recently had a craving for snickerdoodles and decided to try out a popular recipe on allrecipes.com by Beth Sigworth, entitled Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles.  The recipe is pretty easy to follow.

Overall, the cookies came out pretty good.  When they first came out, they were crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.  However, the cookies lost some of their crispiness the next day.

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How to Make Snickerdoodles

The only changes I made to the original recipe was doubling the amount of the sugar and cinnamon mixture for the cookie coating. Here’s how you make them!

Ingredients You’ll Need for Snickerdoodles

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

How to Make Snickerdoodles

  • The dough is very easy to make. First, cream the butter, shortening, sugar, and eggs together before adding the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until a batter forms. Roll the dough into balls about 1-inch in diameter.

  • Next, combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  • Roll each dough ball in the mixture until they are completely coated.


  • Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Space the cookies about two inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are set. Remove them immediately from baking sheets to cool on a baking rack.


I do most of my baking at night so, unfortunately, the pictures aren’t always as clear as I would like. 

I think next time I might try another recipe that doesn’t use shortening.  I saw quite a few that use butter only, and I’m curious as to how that would change the cookie.  I don’t usually bake with shortening, so if I can find a good cookie recipe without using it, I would rather use that.

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 dozen cookies

These cookies are easy to make and come out the oven soft and chewy.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

  3. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.

  4. Combine the sugar and the cinnamon in a bowl. Roll balls of dough in the mixture and place each on an ungreased baking sheet spaced about two inches apart.

  5. Bake the cookies 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Notes:

Recipe slightly adapted from All Recipes

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3 comments on “Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles”

  1. I’ve tried this recipe, too and was not pleased. It had the same consistency as yours had. There are better recipes out there. I didn’t think you could go wrong with any snickerdoodle recipe. 🙂 Yours look lovely, however.

  2. I was surprised because this recipe got so many good reviews. Do you have any good snickerdoodle recipes you can refer me to?

  3. Pingback: Chewy Cookie Recipes

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