Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas Cookies - Snickerdoodles

This cookie is a family  favorite!


I first made this cookie  in my high school home economics class many years ago - back when they still taught home ec in high schools.  I guess it is really not a traditional Christmas cookie but it has become so in our house.  This is the cookie I start out my holiday baking season with!


1 c shortening
1 ½ c sugar
2 eggs
2 ¾ c flour
2 t cream of tarter
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
Cinnamon & sugar

Mix together shortening, sugar, & eggs.  Sift together and stir in flour, cream of tarter, baking soda & salt.  Roll into balls and roll in 2 t cinnamon & 2 t sugar.

Bake 8 – 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees.


  1. Mmm. I love snickerdoodles! When I make them at Christmas I used colored sugars to roll them in. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  2. What a great idea! Thanks Vicki!