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Snickerdoodles III Recipe

Snickerdoodles III

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"Soft sugar cookie with a cinnamon-sugar topping."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups white sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Blend well. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Roll dough in sugar/cinnamon mixture and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2007

Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie so I have tried 20+ recipes. This one is great HOWEVER turn the oven down a little - a tad below 375 degrees and be sure to use small scoops. Too big and they won't cook in the center. Always use room temp butter and eggs use the freshest ingredients possible and of the best quality you can afford.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2003

These cookies were really disappointing. Not at ALL the usual snickerdoodle cookie we all grew up with. They dont spread and stay in mounds. The flavor isn't anything wonderful, as it is a cookie that seems dry and light on flavor. My suggestion, find a new recipe when looking for snickerdoodle, pass this one up.


512 Ratings

Jul 16, 2007

This is the same recipe my family has used for as long as I can remember. It uses butter instead of shortening, which I definitely prefer. I do not like to use shortening in anything. Also, it uses less butter/fat than other recipes, but the cookies still taste great. This is a classic snickerdoodle recipe and I always get rave reviews when I make them. For those who said the cookies didn’t bake well, I think the problem may have been your oven or the ingredients and not the recipe, because these always turn out perfectly for me. They are simple and fast to make and I almost always have the necessary ingredients in my kitchen.

Dec 09, 2007

These are the best snickerdoodles Ive ever had. The cream of tarter doesn't really matter if it is added. I personally think they taste better that way.

Oct 06, 2005

Just made these - Great recipe and the taste is wonderful :) Only thing I found was that the dough was sticky to roll in my hands but I found a very simple and quick solution of wetting my hands with water before rolling the balls. Worked wonderfully, no more sticky and also rolling in the cinnamon/sugar mixture sticked to the balls better. Great recipe!

Aug 26, 2007

Good recipe! I followed exactly, except I baked slightly under 400 degrees (390), smashed the cookies a little with the bottom of a juice glass and baked for 8 min. 15 sec. They came out great!

Oct 22, 2006

I didn't have cream of tartar, and these still came out fabulous. I was really craving cookies and needed a simple ingredient list since I don't have much. My favorite part is how the edges are crispy while the center stays chewy for days. I can't wait to make these for my family for the holidays.

Jan 31, 2006

These are better than any Snickerdoodles I've ever tried, and I've made many different recipes. I don't like the flat, crispy ones that most recipes make. These are soft and thick. Very yummy! I made these several times this fall/winter, and they were always eaten up right away. Oh, and I don't normally like to eat cookie dough - but this one is very good - hard to stay out of! Thanks for the great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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