Christmas Snickerdoodles are the perfect way to dress up a holiday cookie plate. They have the same delicious snickerdoodle flavor, just with a holiday flair.
One of my boy’s favorite cookies when they were growing up were Snickerdoodles. Whenever we had a house full of teenage boys there was always a batch or two of snickerdoodles around to be enjoyed! They were the perfect snack while playing Halo, which was the game of choice for my boys.
When it comes to the holidays though a snickerdoodle is a little boring, at least in appearance. It isn’t the prettiest cookie so I decided to dress up my snickerdoodles so they would be prettier on a holiday cookie plate.
How to Make Christmas Snickerdoodles
Instead of using regular granulated sugar and cinnamon to roll the cookie in I used colored sanding sugar and cinnamon! Sanding sugar can be found in the cake decorating department of your local craft store.
Of course red and green were the color of the season. Then just bake them as normal.
How cute are these red and green cookies? All dressed up in their holiday finery and ready for the holiday season.
Christmas Snickerdoodles are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie plate – lots of fun color and flavor.
Can I bake Snickerdoodles ahead and freeze them?
Snickerdoodles are the perfect cookie to make ahead because they freeze great. Follow my directions for freezing baked cookies here.
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Christmas Snickerdoodle Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sanding sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Cream butter, sugar and eggs together
- Mix in flour, cream of tarter, soda, salt
- 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
originally posted November 25, 2014