Soft, chewy classic snickerdoodles filled with cinnamon sugar flavor
I am a sucker for a good snickerdoodle. The chewy texture, the cinnamon sugar – absolutely delicious! I have a criteria for my snickerdoodles: they have the be the perfect texture. Not crispy (ew), but also not cakey soft (not chewy enough!). These cookies have the texture I have always dreamed of. Soft, but not cakey. Chewy, but not crispy.
I think it’s essential to have a go-to snickerdoodle recipe in your arsenal. I spend many a holiday evening with a warm snickerdoodle, a mug of creamy hot chocolate, and a good Christmas movie (Elf, always).
These cookies are quick and easy to make – and no chilling required! You’ll beat together your butter, shortening (I know, I know – but it is truly essential to the texture of these cookies), sugar, and eggs. After that, you’ll whisk together your dry ingredients, add them to your wet ingredients, add dough to cookie sheets, and bake. Soon, you’ll have the best snickerdoodles on the planet.
These cookies have ended my hunt for the best snickerdoodle recipe. Add them to you holiday baking list this year – I’m sure you’ll love them too!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prep two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tbsp ground cinnamon.
- Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and coat with cinnamon sugar mixture. Lay dough 1-inch apart of cookie sheets. Bake 9-10 minutes. Cookies will be puffy, but they will flatten as they cool. Let cool completely before serving.