• 1/2 C. butter
  • 1/2 C. solid shortening
  • 1 1/2 C. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 C. flour
  • 2 t. cream of tartar
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 4 T. sugar
  • 4 t. cinnamon


One of my very favorite kinds of cookies. One of my very favorite recipes. I've tried other people's snickerdoodle cookies, but I am a firm believer that these are the best out there.

Makes upwards of 4 dozen.
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Mix the butter, shortening, sugar and eggs together thoroughly.
  3. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet. Making sure to mix well.
  5. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a flat-bottomed container.
  6. Roll dough into balls about the size of a walnut. Roll balls in the cinnamon sugar.
  7. Place 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should be lightly browned but still soft.