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Classic Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles need to be a part of everyone’s recipe box! Made with shortening and rolled in cinnamon sugar for a classic sweet bite!
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December 4th is #NationalCookieDay so today we’re celebrating by sharing this Classic Old Fashioned Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe! My husband loves snickerdoodles so I thought that since it was #NationalCookieDay and almost Christmas, it’s a great time to fall in love with this cookie if you don’t already love it!
What you’ll need for Classic Crisco Snickerdoodles: (amounts below in recipe)
- Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- cream of tartar
- baking soda
For the topping/rolling:
- ground cinnamon
Can I use butter for snickerdoodles instead of shortening?
A classic Crisco snickerdoodle cookie uses shortening instead of butter in the recipe. You’re going to want these to be taller and fluffier than a normal cookie so that’s why we use shortening.
You can use butter and shortening interchangeable in snickerdoodles BUT I would suggest using butter shortening for these!
This post is NOT sponsored by Crisco, I just wanted to show you what I used.
Can I use regular shortening instead of butter shortening in snickerdoodles?
The short answer is yes. You can. But don’t. I’ve done it. I made the mistake for you. haha
While it will totally work, using regular shortening of butter shortening in these cookie will give you a tall, fluffy, flavorless cookie.
READ YOUR CRISCO LABELS!
Don’t forget that Crisco makes other items like Coconut Oil with the Crisco logo on it. haha When Jackson was 3 months old, he has his first Christmas. I know he wasn’t old enough for Santa or cookies but I had been waiting for this Christmas for YEARS so I put out cookies and milk for Santa. I baked Snickerdoodles because those are Santa’s favorite in this house. It was my first time really baking Crisco style snickerdoodles.
Well, let me tell you, when you’re the overly tired mom of a fussy 3 month old around the holidays, sometimes you are barely functioning and probably shouldn’t be attempting to bake cookies while you’re half asleep.
Sleep deprived new mother Angie, grabbed the Crisco coconut oil and made cookies for Santa with coconut oil instead of shortening. I made snickerdoodle cookies with coconut oil.
Santa ate them and said they were wonderful. Santa was a lying his butt off to not hurt the feelings of a new momma bear.
Do you know when I realized this mistake? THIS YEAR! 2 years later when I went to make these snickerdoodles again and out of no where, it hit me. I USED THE WRONG CAN OF CRISCO THAT CHRISTMAS!
Sweet Heavens. Don’t me like me. Use the right stuff.
Merry Christmas and Happy #NationalCookieDay
Love Cookies? Here are more Cookie Recipes to make:
- Chocolate Unicorn Cookies
- Bakery Style White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chunk Butterfinger Cookies
Classic Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles
Make sure to use the butter shortening with this recipe! If you use regular shortening they will have no flavor and you will be sad. Recipe from Ma's recipe box but also on the crisco website
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 17gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 1g
Make sure to use the butter shortening with this recipe! If you use regular shortening they will have no flavor and you will be sad.
Recipe from Ma's recipe box but also on the crisco website
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Celebrate #NationalCookieDay with all my fellow cookie fanatics! Below is a list of great cookies to make this holiday:
(Thanks to Erin of The Spiffy Cookie for hosting)
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Chocolate Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Christmas Lights Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Christmas Whoopie Pies by The Freshman Cook
- Classic Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles by Big Bear’s Wife
- Coconut S’Mores Bars by The Foodette
- Gingerbread Snickerdoodles by The Redhead Baker
- Peanut Brownie Sablés by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Pistachio Cardamom Cresent Cookies by Savory Moments
- Quince and Almond Filled Cookies by Palatable Pastime
- Rosettes by That Recipe
- Spritz Cookies with Christmas Sprinkles by Our Good Life
- Tahini Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie