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Snicker Doodles with Shortening

Step into our virtual kitchen and discover the art of baking perfection with my Snicker Doodles with Shortening recipe. Crafted with precision, this classic treat is a symphony of softness, sweetness, and cinnamon warmth. Explore the detailed step-by-step instructions, invaluable pro tips, and the promise of a cookie experience that transcends ordinary indulgence.

Total Time
35 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 12 – 15 Servings

  • 115g Butter, softened
    115g Vegetable Shortening
    2 Medium Eggs
    345g All-Purpose Flour
    2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
    1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
    1/4 Teaspoon Salt
    2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon + 2 Tablespoons Sugar

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    20 min
  • Cooking Time
    15 min

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    1. Preheat Oven:
      Preheat your oven to 180°C.
    2. Cream Butter and Shortening:
      In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, vegetable shortening, and 300g of sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
    3. Add Eggs:
      Beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined.
    4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
      In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
    5. Incorporate Dry Ingredients:
      Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a smooth dough forms.
    6. Chill Dough:
      Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This helps in easier handling.
    7. Prep Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
      In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar with the ground cinnamon.
    8. Shape Dough:
      Shape the chilled dough into small balls ,then roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
      Push gently to form a cookie shape.
    9. Bake:
      Place the coated cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers are still soft.
    10. Cool:
      Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Pro Tips
    • Chill for Success: Don’t skip chilling the dough; it enhances the cookies’ texture and makes handling easier.
    • Uniformity Matters: Keep the dough balls similar in size for even baking.
    • Gentle Handling: When rolling in cinnamon sugar, handle the dough with care to maintain the round shape.
    • Soft Centres Rule: Bake until the edges set but the centers remain soft for that perfect snickerdoodle chewiness.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 120 calories per cookie (calculated based on a standard serving size). Savor the sweetness responsibly!

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