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The Best Snickerdoodle Recipe

My mom used to make the best snickerdoodles. I embarrassingly have to admit that my boys don't even know what snickerdoodles are! I ran across this great snickerdoodle recipe so I decided to see if my boys would eat them.


1 stick (1/2 cup) margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together margarine, shortening, sugar, and eggs until well blended. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Chill dough for about 30 minutes.

snickerdoodle recipe

Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. In a separate bowl, mix 2 Tbsp sugar with 2 tsp cinnamon. The more cinnamon the better. Roll dough balls in cinnamon mixture.

Place dough balls approximately 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes until lightly browned, but still soft (I baked mine for 7 1/2 minutes, and they turned out perfectly). Cookies will come out of the oven a little puffy and flatten while cooling.

The original recipe says this makes 5 dozen cookies. I ended up with 4 dozen and a couple extra cookies.

Well, the snickerdoodles were a big hit. My whole family loved them. Now I have another cookie to make besides chocolate no-bake cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies. And these truly are beautiful little cookies, there's something about the perfectly shaped cookie.

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