Snicker Doodles – Delores Perkins

We lost this recipe. Luckily, Aunt Darlene got it from mom and wrote it on this card. Tammy had the original.

Makes 5 dozen 2-inch cookies.

Darlene’s recipe card
Darlene’s recipe card
Mom’s original recipe card
Mom’s original recipe


  • 1 cup shortening (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour (sifted)
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Mix each set of ingredients in separate bowls.
  2. Stir dry ingredients in to wet ingredients.
  3. Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Roll dough into balls (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter)
  5. Roll the balls in the sugar and cinnamon topping.
  6. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet (do not flatten).
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes (until lightly brown but still soft).
    • Warning – over-cooking can make the cookies hard.

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