Friday, September 17, 2010


This is the best Snicker doodle recipe I have found thus far and, I believe, my search is over.  My 5 year old hates chocolate so I've had to find a new cookie that we all enjoy.  These Snicker doodles were perfect...fluffy, crispy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle.  This is very similar to Martha Stewart's recipe, but the baking powder and cream of tartar are slightly different.  I've tried Martha's and with this minor adjustment, I liked mine better.  I do like the acidic taste of cream of tartar, but not quite as strongly as others out there.  Because of this fact, I decided to half the cream of tartar and make up for it by adding baking powder in the other half's place.  Perfect, for my taste and my family's taste.  I also hate over baked cookies, therefore I usually under bake mine just a bit.  They might be gooey right at first, but as they cool the middle becomes decadent.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  I baked my cookies for 8 minutes, nothing more, nothing less.  My oven is a bit hot though so try it out.  These cookies really don't brown so don't go off of that or you'll have one crispy mess.

Here is the lovely recipe:

Snicker doodles


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.

Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8 min., or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

1 comment:

  1. I have a good one from Magnolia Bakery in NY...let me know if you want it!