Grandma Ruth's Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

"This is my great-grandma’s recipe that everyone loves!"


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  • Cookies:
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Coating:
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Directions

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    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
    2. Beat 1 1/2 cups white sugar, butter, and eggs together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture until dough holds together.
    3. Mix 2 tablespoons white sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
    4. Form dough into 2-teaspoon-size balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place dough balls, about 2 inches apart, on the prepared baking sheet.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven on the center rack for 7 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


    • Cook’s Note:
    • When removing cookies from the oven, they make look doughy still. By allowing them to continue to cook on the cookie sheet out of the oven prevents hard cookies.
    • For storing cookies, place cooled cookies in a plastic container or plastic bag with a piece or two of bread to keep cookies soft.

    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 120 calories;5.5 g fat;16.5 g carbohydrates;1.4 g protein;24 mg cholesterol;92 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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