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Easy Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

This Easy Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe creates a classic, fragrant cookie. It's a Soft Snickerdoodle Recipe that requires only 7 ingredients and no chilling!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 30 people
Calories 146kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 cup shortening Crisco sticks work well
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar white
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 and 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix shortening, sugar and eggs
  • Blend in dry ingredients
  • roll into walnut size balls
  • roll balls in mixture of 2 tsp cinnamon and 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Place on ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Bake 8-10 minutes


  • This recipe requires a 400 degree oven. Trust me on this! I know it's a higher temp than most of my easy recipes, but it works.
  • Don't cook for more than eight minutes! Snickerdoodles are not meant to be crunchy.
  • Cream of tartar is a requirement, so don't skip this ingredient even though it can be a pain to locate on your spice rack! It gives these cookies a special tangy flavor.
  • Keep rolling into your cinnamon sugar mixture. No harm in rolling twice to give them an extra bit of sugar and spice and everything nice! 
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. It helps create an even heat and really makes such a difference in these easy snickerdoodle cookies!


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg