Thursday, December 2, 2010


Snickerdoodles are an age old treat that are simple to make and absolutely delicious. I love to make snickerdoodles, let them sit out for the day and then crumble them over vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Delish! I have tried many snickerdoodle recipes in my time, and this is one of my favorites.  Normally, I would use Baking Illustrated's recipe, which is indeed delicious; however, this recipe was a bit simpler and quicker without sacrificing any of the yumminess.

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
2 teaspoons cream of tartar 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the ground cinnamon. Use a small (1 1/4-ounce) ice-cream scoop to form balls of the dough, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets (these cookies really spread out while baking, so allow ample room). Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after 5 minutes. Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week. 
Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs, and beat to combine. Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine. 
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, with one rack in top third and one rack in bottom third of oven. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. 

2 large eggs 
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, plus more if needed 
1 3/4 cups sugar, plus more if needed 
1/2 cup pure vegetable shortening 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter

Source: Martha Stewart Cookies Cookbook. 


  1. So pretty! Where'd you find the cute boxes?

  2. I found them at Michaels. They have a lot of cute boxes for Christmas baking!