Christmas cookies – Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are my brothers favourite Christmas cookies, so I’ve been baking them for him for years.  They’re also great for mailing and for cookie exchanges because one recipe makes a TON!  I can’t wait until Ashlyn is old enough to help, I think she’ll really enjoy rolling the cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

This recipe says it makes about 80 cookies, but I’ve gotten closer to 100 before; it all depends on how big you want the cookies to be.  I like them to be bite sized so I make them pretty close to the 1 inch size it calls for.


Ingredients – Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt


  •  2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Beat together butter, eggs and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add dry ingredients, beating until well blended.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  4. Roll each ball in the coating.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (I always use a baking stone).
  6. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until golden.


And the finished product:

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