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User Rating 5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


These taste outstanding with a cup of tea.

Kid's of all ages just love this cinnamon-topped cookie.

Photo © 2006 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Kids of all ages love Snickerdoodles.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon-Sugar mixture


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease your cookie sheet. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. In a small bowl, combine flour, cream of tarter, soda and salt using a wire whisk. Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture until completely combined. Roll dough into balls about the size of walnuts. Dip into cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake two inched apart for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
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 5 out of 5
Perfect consistency and taste, Member aerineth

I found several dozen snickerdoodle recipes online, but I was looking for one without butter because a) the recipe I used to use was shortening based, and b) my son is allergic to dairy. I found a few that met the bill but the reviews were mixed and there were several comments about the cookies being too hard or not flattening. This is the recipe I tried, and having just eaten two more than I was planning on (and trying to limit it to that), I can assure you these are the perfect snickerdoodle. Very lightly crisp outside, fluffy and soft in the middle. Just like I remember. Thanks!

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