Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m getting a little tired of the promise of Fall weather and just getting 80-90 degree temperatures.

In my attempt to  make it seem like it was Fall outside, I made snickerdoodles.

They certainly made our house smell like cinnamon sugar and everything nice.


adapted from Martha Stewart


  • 2 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Crisco vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat heat oven to 400°.
  2. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In your stand mixer, cream the butter, shortening and sugar for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time.
  5. Add the flour mixture until combined.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and turbinado sugar.
  7. Using a tablespoon melon scoop, form balls, roll in the cinnamon sugar, and place on the greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cookies start to crack.

Servings: 45 cookies


  1. I love snickerdoodles and yours look so good ! May I ask where you got that cookie jar with label? I’d love to get one, great idea ! Love your blog!!!

    1. Thank you! I got the jar at World Market, but I’m pretty sure they carry them at Pier One, as well. I hope you find it okay!

  2. We’re sitting on 50-60 degree weather here in the midwest… you can have it! I hate the cold and can’t wait for spring to be back! On another note… these snickerdoodles sound fabulous!

  3. What is turbinado sugar ? I have been looking at some of your recipes and deffinitely want to try some …. Do you have a good Peanut butter Ball recipe ?

    1. Turbinado sugar is a natural brown colored sugar. You may see it called ‘sugar in the raw’ too. It’s a good natural substitute for your typical refined sugar and also for brown sugar that is made by just adding molasses to the refined sugar.
      I am all about ingesting the least amount of processed foods as possible, and this is just one good step towards that.
      I find that using turbinado sugar on top of cookies, pies or muffins creates a great crunchy crust too!

      As far as Peanut Butter Balls, I’m actually making some next week! I’m using the Joy of Baking recipe and modifying it just a little bit. You can find it here.

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