Snickerdoodles are a soft kind of sugar cookie with cinnamon.

There's a funny story about the first time I made these. My sister-in-law Niki had also made them. My brother Wesley told her that mine were better than hers. Tact is obviously not something that runs strong in my family.


  • 1 cup butter or shortening (or ¼ cup butter plus 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup white sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (mixed to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Mix together butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add eggs, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
  4. Stir in flour until well mixed.
  5. Roll into balls about 1" in diameter.
  6. Roll in cinnamon and sugar to coat.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 8-10 minutes.
  8. Cookies are done when they are just barely browning.


Makes about 24 medium-sized cookies.


Some people like to add nutmeg, raisins, or nuts.

There are lots of recipes for Snickerdoodles on the Internet.


Don't recall where I got this recipe.