Several years ago I referred to my snickerdoodle recipe in a post but never posted it. I continue to get requests for the recipe so I figured it was about time I posted it. I made them this week and played around with the recipe a bit – some variations on a theme.
I have made a lot of snickerdoodles in my time. I think snickerdoodles are soley responsible for my son Clark and his friends hanging out at our house during high school – they loved my snickerdoodles and I just kept making them!
My original recipe used Crisco and even though Crisco no longer contains trans fats I just didn’t like using it. So this last week when I made them to take to some of the ladies at church celebrating birthdays this month, I finally decided it was time to try them with butter and see what happened. Guess what – they were great! Doesn’t butter make everything better?
Another change I recently made to the recipe was using almond extract instead of vanilla – so good!! I love the added almond flavor with the cinnamon.
Remember those oatmeal cookies I started playing around with? First I added caramel bits and then some chocolate chips. Well, I decided if it worked for oatmeal cookies it would work for snickerdoodles too.
I was inspired by Recipe Girl so instead of caramel bits though I used some Heath Bar Bits. Let me just say – yum!! It was a match made in heaven.
And then of course I needed to make a good thing better and I added some chocolate chips. It took those snickerdoodles to a whole new level.
I can’t decide which I like better. I keep eating one of each to try and make up my mind….
Yes, snickerdoodles with toffee bits and chocolate chips – yum!!
If you like snickerdoodles as much as I do be sure and check out these other fun snickerdoodle recipes. Snickerdoodle cupcakes, snickerdoodle muffins, snickerdoodle french toast, and snickerdoodle blondies.
- 1 C butter
- 1½ C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2¾ C flour
- 2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
- 1 C Heath Bar Bits, optional
- 1 C chocolate chips, optional
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- Cream butter, sugar and eggs together
- Add in vanilla or almond extract
- Mix in flour, cream of tarter, soda, salt
- Mix in Heath Bar bits and chocolate chips if desired
- Mix together sugar and cinnamon
- Form dough into balls and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture
- Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet
- Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes