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Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:8 min
Yield:6 dozen cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 400°F.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE 1 1⁄2 cups sugar, shortening, eggs, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended.

  3. 3.
    COMBINE flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add gradually to shortening mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

  4. 4.
    COMBINE remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  5. 5.
    BAKE 7 to 8 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Place on cooling racks to cool completely.


  7. 1.
    COLORED SUGAR SNICKERDOODLES: Add cinnamon to flour mixture in Step 3. Combine 3 tablespoons colored sugar and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar to use for coating instead of cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  8. TIP
    Cinnamon-sugar mixture can be put in resealable plastic food storage bag. Place 2 to 3 cookie dough balls at a time in bag. Seal. Shake to sugar-coat dough.


Serving Size (1 cookie, 1/36 of recipe), Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 55mg, Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Snickerdoodles 4.6 5 12 14
Tasty I have never made Snickerdoodles before but these were so worth it. April 16, 2013
A sweet treat Snickerdoodles are great for a sweet treat. These are easy to bake and taste great. March 21, 2013
Super Snickerdoodles The boys loved them. I only wish there was a high altitude variation to the recipe. February 26, 2013
Favorite I made these for the first time ever and the receipe was super easy and myself, my husband and my grandson absolutly loved them and we couldnt stop eating them.. Thank you January 19, 2013
much better than a box recipe this is so much better than the box recipe i used to do. January 3, 2013
S-N-I-C-K-E-R-D-O-O-D-L-E-S!!!!!!! These cookies are good to everyone!!!! This makes others look for me! December 27, 2012
Another Family Favorite Each year when I prepare cookie trays around the holidays to share with our friends, family and colleagues I sit down to brainstorm which cookies we should make.....every year we make Snickerdoodles! They are a family, friend and colleague favorite! You can't have a cookie tray without them. December 26, 2012
old fashioned favorite this is my husbands favorite cookie but to achieve the thin chewy cookie he remembered from childhood i decreased the flour by 1/2 cup although i like the original recipe yummy either way December 24, 2012
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