Monday, November 16, 2009


When my son Matt was a teenager, his friend
Paul lived with us - whenever I made a
batch of these cookies, they would have
most of them eaten by the time I finished
baking the last batch and I always doubled
the recipe. They must have liked them!


2 3/4 cup sifted flour

2 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup margarine or butter

1 1/3 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

Sift together the first four ingredients and set aside.

Cream margarine or butter
and sugar; add eggs.

Gradually add dry ingredients.

Chill dough for one hour.

Roll into balls, then roll the balls into
the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place about 2 inches apart on
an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes
or until lightly browned.

Makes about 60 cookies.

(photo via here)


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Cathi!

I stink at cooking, but I do pretty well at baking...these look and sound delicious, I will definitely give them a try!

Love and hugs,

jociegal said...

I love snickerdoodles a lot. I mean, a lot, a lot, a lot. I make these every year around Christmas and they are always the first to go. Yum.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for letting me know what snickerdoodles are. They look delicious. XXXX

Kellie Collis said...

They look delicious. I adore cookies. x

Tracy said...

I gained about 5 pounds just reading this! LOL

Lori said...

Yah for snickerdoodles ~ they are a favorite in this house too!

olivia rae said...

yum! one of my favorite cookies!

mise said...

Anything so wonderfully named must be worth a go!

Gigi said...

Okay, now you've done it! I must have snickerdoodles this week! Yum. Yum. Super yum.

Cathi said...

After I posted this recipe - I am now in the mood to eat these....but I will wait till Thanksgiving when my son comes - as he and his wife love them! Otherwise my daughter and I will eat them all ourselves! Alex has alot more restraint when it comes to cookies - poor poor man...haha!

sherry ♥ lee said...

I haven't made these in years!! But when I did my sons would eat them as quickly as they cooled...and sometimes not even wait for that!

Together We Save said...

Oh my these look so yummy!

Pink to Green said...

yum, these are my dad's favorite christmas cookie and baking them bring back so many good memories! this is making me want to get in the kitchen asap!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Definitely going to have to try this recipe. Snickerdoodles are my all time favorites!!!
XX Kate said...

All I could think of was: She's making cookies out of those candy bars I used to love back in the day?

(Don't even know if they still exist.)

Your cookies sound delicious, but where did the name come from?

Cherry Blossoms said...

Those look so good! Now I want to go bake!

Lobster and swan said...

these look great, thanks for stopping by, I am glad you liked the courtyard as I kind of over shadowed it with the crazy pink and turquoise room : )

Gail said...

Snickerdoodles remind me of home - when we were little kids. I don't know about your friends, Cathi - but none of my friends at school ever tasted them - that even made them more special - like they were made by Mom "just for us"!!

Mom said...

Hi Cathi !

How about making some before Christmas and bringing them up to Gail's - So we can remimise and enjoy ? And yes, they were "just for you - Gail & Gordon ". I remember baking cookies after you three were in bed - so they would last alittle longer ! Love you .


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