Grandma’s Snickerdoodle Cookies

August 20, 2011 · 24 comments

Lazy Saturday’s are the best!  What is you favorite thing to do on a Lazy Saturday?

My Husband, four animals and I just enjoy our time together.  The best part of a lazy Saturday is… no cooking.  I may be a baker, and a very happy baker, but some days I just need to hang up the apron.

So today I wanted to share a recipe that was on Queen City Exclusive a few weeks ago.

When I was  a growing up, my Grandma always baked, cooked, and shared her treats with everyone!  My favorite memories are going to my Grandma’s house just for fun, or for any holiday, and the counter would be filled with an amazing array of foods.  I love learning from Grandma how to make her recipes.  There is something about making a dish that comes from the heart and soul of your precious Grandma.

In my year of blogging, the question always comes up, “What is your favorite cookie?”  My answer is ALWAYS a Snickerdoodle!

I called my Grandma and asked for her recipe, and her technique.  If I have to live far away from her, somehow I need to still have her cookie in my home.  I followed her recipe completely, and was taken back in time for the five days the cookies lasted in my home!

Here is the link for the Snickerdoodle recipe I shared on Queen City Exclusive!

Snickerdoodles –  Recipe by Grandma

1 cup butter flavored shortening

1 ½ cups sugar

2 eggs

2 ¾ cups flour

2 tsp cream of tarter

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 Tbsp sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Mix together shortening, sugar, and eggs.

In separate bowl mix together flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix well.  Chill for about 2 hours.

Grease baking sheet.  In small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon.  Make walnut size balls with dough, roll one side of ball in cinnamon sugar mixture.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, depending on oven.

Enjoy your favorite childhood recipe with a tall glass of milk!

Thank you to my beautiful Grandma, my tummy is always happy with all her lovely recipes!

Grandma and Grandpa have been married 65 beautiful years!

What are your favorite childhood recipes?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

 

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  • http://www.cookedwithluv.blogspot.com Alanecooke

    Those look delicious. I love snickerdoodles but haven’t made them in forever :(  So many things to make and not enough time! This post might push me to make them, though! :) Thanks!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the comment on my Snickerdoodle post!  I agree, there is a list I have of what I want to make….it is too long, LOL! Hugs, Terra

  • Deb

    Scrumptious cookies! Very much enjoyed that you are sharing your Grandmother’s recipe with us. Food memories are so delightful!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my Snickerdoodle post! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com Yummychunklet

    These are the best kinds of recipes…ones passed down from family!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the comment on my Snickerdoodle post! I love talking with my Grandma about her recipes, and how she makes them:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://juniakk.blogspot.com Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    i love family recipes! snickerdoodles are one of my fav cookies!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the comment on my Snickerdoodle post! We seem to have a lot in common, I love that!  I love that Snickerdoodle cookies are your favorite too:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://comowater.com Tiffany

    My favorite lazy Sat. activity is NAPPING!, with wine drinking coming in at a close second! :D Thanks Terra’s g-ma for such an AMAZING cookie recipe! :D 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the wonderful comment on my Snickerdoodle post!  I know, napping is a pretty amazing activity on the weekend, LOL!  Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/bakerstreet29 BakerStreet

    Thanks for Sharing the recipe Terra. Your cookies look gorgeous. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my Snickerdoodle post!  Hugs, Terra

  • Kita

    Oh! What an awesome picture of your grandparents and 65 years! Congratulations to them! I think its great that you shared this recipe. Its so sweet – and not to mention it looks delicious. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you Kita, my Grandparents are soooo precious! I adore them:-) Thank you for the sweet comment on my Snickerdoodle post! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.theculturaldish.blogspot.com Elyse @The Cultural Dish

    Unfortunately I have not been able to have a lazy saturday since I’ve been in the middle of school and moving…. but I’m thinking this weekend I deserve a break with these cookies! :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You definitely deserve a lazy day, so wonderful on the soul:-)  I hope you get a lovely nap in this weekend! Thank you for the wonderful comment on my Snickerdoodle post! Hugs, Terra

  • Emily Gordon

    I made this recipe and it was DELICIOUS! Way better than my old snickerdoodle recipe. Thank you and your grandma for sharing!!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You made my day!!! I am sooooo excited you made the recipe:-)  My Grammy will be excited too!  Thank you for sharing, I am so excited you enjoyed them:-) Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Emily which blog are you at? Or do you have one?  You don’t have a link here, but would love to give you blog love:-) Hugs, Terra

      • Emily Gordon

         Hi Terra! I actually don’t have a blog… wanted to start one for a long time but never get around to it. I am about to bake this recipe for the second time… even though it’s sooo dangerous because I know I’ll eat at least 2 the minute they come out of the oven!

        • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

          Hi Emily!!! I am updating my recipe index, and noticed I never wrote your back…I am so sorry!  I love hearing that you enjoy the Snickerdoodle recipe so much:-) I need to make them again soon, I have been craving them:-) Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Emily which blog are you at? Or do you have one?  You don’t have a link here, but would love to give you blog love:-) Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Emily which blog are you at? Or do you have one?  You don’t have a link here, but would love to give you blog love:-) Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Emily which blog are you at? Or do you have one?  You don’t have a link here, but would love to give you blog love:-) Hugs, Terra

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