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Mrs Sigg’s Snickerdoodles - aka the BEST snickerdoodles

Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: about 48 cookies 1x


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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