Snickercrinkle Cookies
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Yield: 2½ to 3 dozen
A combination of snickerdoodles and molasses crinkles, these cookies have the texture of molasses crinkles (flat cookies that are crispy outside, but soft and chewy inside), and the flavor of snickerdoodles (buttery, cinnamon-y, and slightly tangy because of the cream of tartar).
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening, at room temperature (or unsalted butter)
  • 1¼ cups light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons cinnamon
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet; refrigerate the dough until chilled (I stick it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes).
  4. Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat liners. In a shallow bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Scoop the dough out with a 1½ tablespoon measure and roll it into balls; roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar and arrange them on the prepared baking sheets about 3 inches apart (they will spread out quite a bit as they cook; I do 6 cookies per half sheet pan).
  6. Bake until the cookies are puffed (they’ll flatten as they cool) and are set along the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the trays once halfway through (be sure not to over-bake!).
  7. Cool for a couple minutes on the tray, and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooking.
Recipe is a hybrid of my recipe for Molasses Crinkles and Martha Stewart's recipe for Snickerdoodles.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at