Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Snickerdoodles

Holiday Snickerdoodles
Snickerdoodles are a favorite at my house any time of the year.  We love the texture and the wonderful flavor they have.  To add an extra holiday touch, I found this recipe from Betty Crocker where the cookies are rolled in green and red sugars.   Not only are these cookies festive they are delicious:)

The two sugars, red and green are mixed with cinnamon in separate bowls.   Set aside the bowls, and make the cookie batter.  The sugar, shortening, butter and eggs are mixed  at medium speed.  Then the flour,  cream of tarter, baking soda and salt are mixed in into the butter mixture.  The dough is then shaped into balls - I used a heaping teaspoon full to get 3/4-inch sized balls.  The balls are  rolled in one of the colored sugar mixture and placed on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake the cookies for about 8- 10 minutes or until  the centers are almost set.  Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

These are the delicious results.

Holiday Snickerdoodles
From Betty Crocker


2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® Decors red sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® Decors green sugar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Heat oven to 400ºF. In small bowl, mix red sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon; set aside. In another small bowl, mix green sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon; set aside.
2. In large bowl, beat sugar, shortening, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
3. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixtures. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until centers are almost set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Makes 6 dozen cookies


  1. Hi Geraldine,

    Love your very red and green snickerdoodles. Very Christmas-y!

    Greeting from down-under. I'm a Singaporean mum living in Australia. Nice to know you via blogging. I'm now your latest follower and hope to hear from you at my blog :D Cheers!


  2. Zoe, thank you for the very nice comment. I went and visited your blog. I love it:). I am a new follower.

  3. I see you have "met" Zoe, Geraldine. Doesn't she have a delicious blog:) Talking about yummy, those Snickerdoodles of yours look oh so festive. Would you believe I have never had Snickerdoodles? I better change that quick!

    Thanks for sharing, Geraldine...

    1. Yes, I have met Zoe. Her blog is wonderful. Thanks for the nice comment on my post:)