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Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles

This is the second time I’ve made this recipe, and this time they turned out even better because I used our new convection oven. They cooked perfectly – they were super light and fluffy and delicious. I think using Penzey’s cinnamon really adds a lot to the flavor, too. Dino and I both brought some in to work and our coworkers all loved them. Success!

Stack of snickerdoodle cookies topped with cinnamon sticks.

Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles – Beth Sigworth

“These wonderful cinnamon-sugar cookies became very popular with my friends at church. My pastor loves them! You will too! Crispy edges, and chewy centers; these cookies are a crowd pleaser for sure!”


Original recipe yield 4 dozen

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Katy ~

    I’ve had that recipe in my recipe box there for ages. With your enthusiastic endorsement I MUST make these. So, you’re loving your convection oven! Some day I’ll come into the new century….grins.

  • CassJustCurious

    Hi there – I’m a local (greenwich) and I wanted you to know I plan on featuring this post next wednesday at

    Love your commentary and the recipes!

  • Ashley

    Oh, that’s awesome! Thanks so much – glad you like my blog. I checked yours out and it’s really fun – love the Valentine’s Day gift rules hahaha!!

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