Holiday Snickerdoodles

Funny name, yummy cookie!  My grandma used to make these often when I was a kid, so it brings back good memories.   These are nice and crispy and different from regular sugar cookies with the addition of the cinnamon.  Of course, you can make these any time of the year by rolling them in regular granulated sugar instead of the colored sugar.  Note:  I used quite a bit more colored sugar than the recipe called for.

 Holiday Snickerdoodles  (Courtesy of Betty Crocker Holiday Snickerdoodles)


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  • 2  T red sugar
  • 1 T ground cinnamon
  • 2 T green sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t cream of tartar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
1.  Heat oven to 400 degrees.  In a small bowl, mix red sugar and 1 1/2 t of the cinnamon; set aside.  In another small bowl, mix green sugar and remaining 1 1/2 t cinnamon; set aside.
2.  In a large bowl, beat sugar, shortening, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.  Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
3.  Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls.  Roll in sugar/cinnamon mixtures.  Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
4.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until centers are are almost set.  Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Published in: on January 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

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