Today on my 3rd day of Homemade Christmas I am bringing you another one of my families favorite cookies, the classic snickerdoodle cookie.

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookie | Country Girl Gourmet

My family discovered this cookie and added it to our must bake line up back when we were living in New Jersey. We love the combination of sugar cookie that is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. It is a simple but ¬†timeless classic that most everyone likes. Well, I have at least never met a person who didn’t like them.

The cookie does use a combination of shortening and butter which helps give this cookie a great texture. If you do not like shortening though you can use all butter but just remember it will change the texture! I also completely eyeball my cinnamon sugar mix that I roll my cookies in. Sometimes they are full of cinnamon other times not as much and that is ok. They are delicious either way!

Try these great cookies for yourself and see how great they are!

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookie | Country Girl Gourmet

Check out my 12 Days of Homemade Christmas for other great ideas!

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1½ cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

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