December 20, 2018 / Eats

Mama’s Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe



I have been craving cookies soooo much this lately, but who hasn’t?! We are in the midst of cookie season! For some reason though, I have specifically wanted to make some snickerdoodles. I love anything soft, chewy, and cinnamon! So I pulled my cookbook off the shelf, full of my mama’s recipes, and found one for snickerdoodles! My friend Erika came over to hang out and help me bake these little treats, and boy did they turn out yummy. I shared our little baking adventure via my stories with you all, but had so many requests to share the recipe so here y’all go! (: You can also find a Pinterest friendly recipe at the bottom to “Pin” to your Pinterest board for later!

I hope you all love these cookies as much as I do!

xx Heather

photos x Erika Bentley

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)

  • 1/2 cup shortening

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 3/4 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Mix together butter, shortening, eggs, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and vanilla.

  3. Add in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Blend all together.

  4. Shape dough into 1” rounded balls.

  5. Mix together 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar.

  6. Coat balls of dough in mixture.

  7. Place 2 inches apart on foil covered cookie sheet.

  8. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are golden, but not too hard.

  9. Remove from baking sheet immediately.

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