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Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles

Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles

These Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles are one of the best treats to take along to a picnic or BBQ because they’re portable. No serving plates or serving utensils are needed! They can be made ahead of time and kept in an airtight container, then they are ready to go when you are. I have been making this Snickerdoodle recipe for years and have never needed to experiment with any other recipe. They are a family favorite!

Here’s my recipe:

1/2 cup  softened butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Sift dry ingredients into a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture, a little at a time to the butter mixture. Mix together just until the flour is incorporated. Do not over-mix! Roll the dough into 1” balls, then in the following cinnamon-sugar made from the following:

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Snickerdoodle dough -

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet 2” apart. Bake 8-10 minutes at 400° or until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Soft Snickerdoodles -

These things are helpful when I make my Snickerdoodles!