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The perfect snickerdoodle recipe, these cookies are soft and chewy and full of cinnamon-sugar flavor.

Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I don’t know who Mrs. Sigg is, but she can come over to my house whenever she wants……

I felt like making cookies. I don’t know why – we have tons of them in the house right now and I have been trying to watch my sugar intake – but I was in the mood to make cookies. I even brought a cookie cookbook back to work with me after lunch to find a recipe to try. I called my husband to ask him what his favorite kind of cookie is (I can’t believe I didn’t even know his favorite cookie!!) He told me the top 3 were: 1 – Peanut Butter, which I didn’t want to make since the Basketball Team Cookies I made previously had peanut butter in them. 2 – Doubletree Cookies, which I still need to perfect. They sounded good, but didn’t quite make the cut. 3 – Snickerdoodles, which sounded perfect the second he mentioned them. I had actually been really craving snickerdoodles since making Peabody’s Snickerdoodle Muffins. I even had some extra cinnamon/sugar mixture hiding in the cabinet.

So I looked through the cookbook I brought – to find that it did not have a single snickerdoodle recipe. I went to my next trusted spot – allrecipes.com. I found a highly rated recipe – Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles. So many of the reviews claimed these cookies were the best recipe ever, so I thought I’d give it a try. I followed the recipe exactly, except for the cinnamon sugar mixture (because I used my leftovers.) Many of the reviews said that it made a better cookie if you hand mix everything – don’t use a mixer. Now, I don’t own a stand mixer (and I am very sad about that) but I am quite fond of my hand mixer. I decided to follow the reviews, as well as cooking the cookies for exactly 8 minutes like so many people said.

I don’t know how much it would change the recipe if I would have used my hand mixer, but believe me – I’m not even going to try. This recipe is PERFECT just the way it is. These were seriously the best snickerdoodles I have ever had, and quite possibly the best cookies I have ever made. I would highly recommend trying out this recipe the next time you have a craving for cookies!!

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Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: about 48 cookies

Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles

The perfect snickerdoodle recipe, these cookies are soft and chewy and full of cinnamon-sugar flavor.


  • 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
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Mix together the 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on ungreased baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until just set on the edges. Remove immediately from baking sheets to cool completely.



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16 Responses to Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles

  1. Shawnda says:

    I just *love* those get-your-hands-dirty recipes! It’s one less utensil to load (and then unload) in the dishwasher :)

  2. Claire says:

    I LOVE snickerdoodles! As soon as I have more time, i.e. after my test!, I may have to make these!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie of all time. And if this is the best recipe, then darn well I am gonna try it.

    They look stupendous.

  4. Freya and Paul says:

    I still haven’t tried snickerdoodles so I should definitely give this a go, if only for my American husband to try – oh, and the glowing recommendation from you!

  5. sunita says:

    Those cookies look really scrumptious…have never tried them…might give it a go..

  6. grignote et barbotine says:

    I have tried them… they are really good ! and so easy.

  7. Lea says:


    I have been using this exact same recipe from allrecipes for YEARS!!!

    What a coincidence!!

    They ARE fantastic!

  8. The Baker & The Curry Maker says:

    Im going to bake these this weekend purely based on the name! But they also look FANTASTIC!

  9. The Baker & The Curry Maker says:

    Im going to bake these this weekend purely based on the name! But they also look FANTASTIC!

  10. Kevin says:

    I have never had a snickerdoodle. They look really good! I am going to have to try them sometime soon.

  11. Owen's Mom says:

    Oh, the recipe came out wonderfully! They were perfectly crunchy and chewy. I will definitely make this recipe again.

  12. Kate says:

    this is exactly the same as the betty crocker recipe. perfect.

  13. Sevtap says:

    Hello,I see your beautiful looking snicker doodle recipe and I wanted to ask you would it turn out about same if I use only butter? I don’t like shortening and margarine..Thank you!!!

    • Deborah says:

      I haven’t tried them with just butter, but I’m guessing they would work. They might spread out a bit more, though.

  14. Erin says:

    How have all these people made it so long without trying a snickerdoodle! They will change your life! I’m making these tonight. Thanks for reminding me that I needed them!

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