Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup shortening
2
eggs
2 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose or unbleached flour
2
teaspoons cream of tartar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • 3
    Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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Expert Tips

  • Be sure to measure the flour carefully, spooning it into a measuring cup and leveling it off with a metal spatula or back of a straight knife. Too much flour will make what should be a light, chewy cookie denser and more cake-like.
  • What is cream of tartar? It’s actually a stabilizer (potassium bitartrate) and is often used when whipping air into egg whites and cream. Because it’s an acid, it can be added to sugar syrups to reduce crystallization—and in cookies, in combination with baking soda, it actually forms a type of baking powder.
  • Avoid overmixing as you incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet which can result in a tough cookie.
  • You want your cookie dough balls well coated in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, since that’s the best part! The best way to do it? Pour the mixture onto a large plate, so there’s plenty of room for rolling.
  • For best results, bake cookies on the middle oven rack. For even baking, it's best to bake your classic Snickerdoodle cookies one baking sheet at a time.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
55 mg
Potassium
30 mg
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
1 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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