Picture of Green & Red Snickerdoodles

Christmas Snickerdoodles

Picture of Green & Red Snickerdoodles

I love snickerdoodles and I grew up making them with my Nana’s recipe. She liked to put her own spin on recipes. I have not seen another recipe for snickerdoodles that is like this. 

The cookies are so soft and flavorful. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I know it would make my Nana happy to see others making them as well. 

Picture of Green & Red Snickerdoodles

Christmas Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles dipped in colored sugar that are a huge hit at the holidays.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Baking
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cup self-rising flour (if the dough is too wet add 4 tbsp)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp colored sugar (to roll the dough in)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream the shortening and sugar thoroughly, add the eggs and beat.
  • Stir in vanilla and then add the flour. (If the dough is too runny add the additional 4 tbsp flour.)
  • Stir in the cinnamon.
  • Shape dough into teaspoon sized balls and roll in the colored sugar.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
Keyword cookies

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating