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Great Snickerdoodle Recipe?

Hi there,
Does anyone have a great and easy recipe for snickerdoodle cookies?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. This is the best no-fail recipe I've tried, and I've made quite a few! http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

    1. This is my quick and very easy recipe for snickerdoodles.


      Note: use pillsbury cookie dough in the tube. I've used others and it's not the same usually much sweeter and more granular.

      1. I use this one: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

        Plan to give half away (recipe makes 4 dozen) and eat them within a few days of baking them.

        1. I'm sure you have made them by now, but I love the ones I made recently from this book:
          I would be happy to paraphrase it if you like.

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          1. re: prunefeet

            I think I've heard some good stuff about this book. Can you post the recipe or is that a no-no on the board? :)

            1. re: gyp7318

              We don't allow the posting of copyrighted material from other websites or publications.

              If a recipe is available online, we recommend linking to that resource directly

              1. re: The Chowhound Team

                Can't I paraphrase? I thought that was commonly done. In any case, gyp7318, I recommend the book highly.

                1. re: prunefeet

                  I agree this is a good one - it's the snickerdoodle recipe I use regularly.

          2. When I was a kid, my aunt worked every summer up in the Sierras as a cook for a California Division of Forestry firefighting crew. Snickerdoodles were one of her specialties, and "her boys" loved them!


            1. Somewhere along the way, I heard that snickerdoodles were the same as sugar cookies except they had sour cream in the dough. Has anyone else heard of this? None of the recipes have it. BTW, I'm going to have to do a "snickerdoodle-off" and see which recipe is the best. Hard job, isn't it?

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              1. re: gyp7318

                The only recipe I know has no sour cream in it. But the dough is rolled into balls and these are rolled in cinnamon sugar, then backed. So the resulting cookie has a light coating of cinnamon. The texture is crisp chewy. YUM.

                1. re: gyp7318

                  Snickerdoodles have cream of tartar in them. I've never heard of one with sour cream, though.

                2. This one has been a favorite since childhood - originally from the Betty Crocker Cooky (sic) book.


                  1. Just don't forget the cream of tartar. I tried making sugar cookies--my husband's secret family recipe--and ruined them by omitting the c of t. The cookies were sorta bland, lacking that wee bite that so beautifully offsets all the butter and sugar.

                    1. I too loved these cookies as a child and when I wanted to make them tonite with my daughter I went online to find a recipe. To my surprise, none of the recipes I found contained sour cream in it--something I am positive "real" Snickerdoodle cookies contain. Additionally, I recall them also always containing walnuts in them. In any case---I put together this recipe based on what I found online tonight and what I recalled from when I made them as a child with my mother. BTW--we did omit the walnuts---seems many children have an aversion to eating them.

                      **preheat oven to 375 degrees
                      1 C butter or Blue Bonnet margarine
                      2 C Sugar
                      2 eggs
                      1/4 C light corn syrup
                      3 tsp vanilla
                      1 C sour cream

                      Cream together above ingredients

                      5 C flour
                      1 tbsp Baking pwdr
                      2 tsp Baking Soda
                      1/4 tsp salt
                      1/4 tsp cinnamon
                      1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)

                      Sift dry ingredients into creamed mixture in 1 C increments. Mix batter after each cup and be sure to include all the additional dry ingredients in the first cup of flour.

                      1 cup finely chopped walnuts(optional)

                      mix walnuts into cookie dough

                      1/2 sugar
                      1 tsp cinnamon

                      spoon cookie dough into sugar and cinnamon mixture and roll to cover completely. place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. bake till golden. enjoy.

                      1. THIS is THE classic snickerdoodle recipe-- no sour cream, no corn syrup, no walnuts:


                        For best flavor AND crinkly tops, use one stick unsalted butter and one stick good-quality margarine (my mom always used Imperial).

                        1. this is the one i've used for years. wow - i fuond my original posting from 1993: