Classic Holiday Kids Cookie Favorites: Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

by Linette

I loved helping my mom bake cookies when I was growing up. One of my favorite holiday cookie recipes was the classic Snickerdoodle cookie recipe. I always loved the texture and cinnamony flavor. I know cinnamony isn’t a word, but how else can I describe their deliciousness?

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Classic Holiday Kids Cookie Favorites: Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Course Cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For rolling the cookies:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 400`F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl.
  • Once they're well combined, stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • Pinch off about a rounded teaspoon of dough at a time, and roll them into balls.
  • Mix together the 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon for rolling. Roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until the outside is coated with a layer of cinnamon and sugar.
  • Place the cookie balls about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes on the cookie sheet, then move them carefully to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

These cookies are perfect for fall parties, and right into the holidays! I love including snickerdoodle cookies in my holiday party trays, or even as a quick gift idea tied with a pretty ribbon and bundled in a cellophane bag. You can also combine snickerdoodles with other cookies in a fun cookie tin for a cookie swap, or an edible gift idea!

Here are a couple of my other holiday cookie favorites:

What’s your favorite cookie recipe?

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David September 24, 2013 - 11:46 am

As a kid we always used to eat the snicker doodles dipped in eggnog. It is a delicious twist on cookies and milk.

Ang Kripplebauer September 24, 2013 - 11:57 pm

I hope you don’t mind but I will be adding this recipe to my holiday cookies 🙂 they look so yummy and very easy to make , I to used to help my Mom make her cookies and even now I just keep on baking 🙂

Janet W. September 26, 2013 - 6:59 am

I love Snickerdoodle cookies! I can’t wait to try your recipe and make some for my family to enjoy!

Robin Wilson September 29, 2013 - 10:39 pm

5 stars
Don’t laugh but I wasn’t sure what a Snickerdooldle was until I read this post. But after refreshing my memory bank. I would love to try and make these. Your page looks great.

marissa lee October 3, 2013 - 12:55 am

i love to make cookies,i will be making these snickerdoodle cookies they love yummy.

Danielle Lindquist October 3, 2013 - 3:46 am

5 stars
Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite kinds of cookies!! I want to make this, thank you so much for posting the recipe!

chattie October 4, 2013 - 11:18 pm

5 stars
favorite cookies

Lynn Wittner October 4, 2013 - 11:38 pm

5 stars
Thank you for the recipe for Snickerdoodles! My grand-daughter always makes cookies with me and we are making a different kind every time, so these are perfect!

Dawn Sterner October 4, 2013 - 11:56 pm

5 stars
These look so delicious! This is definitely going to be on my baking list for Christmas this year!! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

Derelys P. October 4, 2013 - 11:57 pm

Snickerdoodles are the best old time favorite. I love baking with my children but around the holiday time we go all out and bake cookies for people in need, the community, the teachers, etc.

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