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Birthdays in my family are special and this weekend is my brother’s birthday so we have been celebrating for several days already! One of his favorite cookies is snickerdoodles. So I made them today!

In honor of this tasty cinnamon sugar coated cookie, today’s song is “A Doodlin’ Song” sung by Peggy Lee and Bing Crosby. I figure “Doodlin'” and “Snickerdoodles” go together, right?


Yield: 34 cookies


  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coating
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and flour together. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl cream butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture.
  5. Mix 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 3 tablespoons sugar together to make coating. Put coating on
  6. a plate.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar coating. Place on parchment paper
  8. lined baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cracks in the middle of each cookie are no longer shiny.
  10. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheets for 8 minutes. With a cookie spatula,
  11. remove to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  12. Store in an air-tight container or resealable freezer bag in the freezer.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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