My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Namesake



*For an updated version of this recipe click HERE*

I have been called Snickerdoodle since before I could remember. I believe it was my aunt Ellen who nicknamed me and called me it the most. When I started my blog and was thinking of what to call it, that is what came to mind (obviously!). I think naming your blog is the hardest thing to do! It's not a nickname I go by fact I don't think I have a nickname now...but it still brings a smile to my face when I hear it.
Today I was in the mood for Snickerdoodles so I thought I would share the recipe. They are seriously the best!
1/2 cups butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 3/4 flour
2 TBSP sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

In a small bowl mix together 2 TBSP sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Cream together butter, shortening and sugar. Add in eggs and beat well. Mix in remaining ingredients. Roll dough into small balls and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.


  1. I just wanted to say how much I love your blog...the pictures, the great combination of crafty and real life...thanks for the recipe!


  2. oh now i need to try that recipe! i love your cake plate, too :)

  3. My Nana Sara always made Snickerdoodles at Christmas. I didn't get her recipe before she died, so I'm gonna use yours and think of her when I make them. Thanks for sharing it, Amy.

  4. yummy, these sound and look good. i'm going to have to try your recipe.

    Thanks, Snickerdoodle!! :)

  5. mmmmmmmmm! and lol. my bro's nickname as a kid was snickerdink. no idea where my dad got that one. :D

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. You are the baker. I can almost smell them. Great job.

  8. You know, every time you post a picture of food you made, I not only want the food, but your flatware too!!!

  9. Yum!!! I'll be trying those out this week:)

  10. Snickerdoodle is way better than what Aunt Mirma called you when you where small ;0)

  11. Please share where you got the cute CUTE cake stand!!! :O)

  12. Mmm, those look so yummy! Great photo too!

  13. Any weight that is gained in this household is your fault! Thanks-really-I love a new recipe. And I have to tell you--Jenna said, "What is cream of tarter? Is that like tarter sauce?"! I guess I need to bake a little more around here!

  14. In response to Sue, I too had a grandma who made snickerdoodles at Christmas time and I thought they were the best I had ever had. She too passed away before I could get the recipe (which she always said was a secret). I am going to try Amy's recipe so I can once again think of my grandma....

  15. Oh dang, I've been looking for a good recipe for snickerdoodles but the recipe comes over as a very light green on my kindle and I can't make it out.