Snickerdoodledoooooooo………Mystery Solved

Someone came up to me today and said they would LOVE me to bake them Snickerdoodle Cookies!

Well please let me remind you that I come from Uruguay, lived in England for a while and been here in the USA for the past 17yrs and I had never, ever encountered such a thing!

First my mind took me down the path of “yeah must be like sugar cookies with broken pieces of snickers bars”, but when I asked that they describe them, all I got is, “they are so yummy, kind of soft in the middle”!

Well that didn’t help so I consulted my all time BFF, Mrs. Google! Found some recipes and they were all the same, a sort of sugar cookie dipped in cinnamon sugar and baked. What’s so special about that?

So I got home and my daughter and I embarked on the making of the “Oh so yummy cookie”!


Recipe I followed was very simple:

Mix all below ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of soft unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls (about 1 tablespoon), roll in cinnamon sugar (2 tablespoons of sugar + 2 teaspoons of cinnamon) and place on ungreased cookie sheet in a 400 deg F oven for 10-12 minutes and turn around half way through.


Family tested and liked them, but still not totally sure what the fascination is all about, maybe a childhood memory, grandmas cooking…..but for sure hope to put a smile on somebody’s face tomorrow!

2 thoughts

  1. Snickerdoodles! I think you’re right, some of it could be nostalgia. But there is something simple and fun about them, both the cookie and the name.

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