Christmas Snickerdoodles take the classic snickerdoodle cookie and rolls them in red and green sugar to give them a festive twist. This recipe makes a large batch which is perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges.
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I first made these Christmas Snickerdoodles as part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.
Last year I made Oatmeal Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies, but this year I wanted to be more festive. Something that rang “holidays”. I went with these dressed up snickerdoodles.
Instead of the usual sugar and cinnamon coating, you use red and green sugar to pretty them up. They are buttery and perfect!
CHRISTMAS SNICKERDOODLES INGREDIENTS
- Red Sugar
- Green Sugar
- Cream of Tartar
- Baking Soda
HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS SNICKERDOODLES
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Then, prep the sugar by pouring red sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon into a small bowl and the green sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in another small both. Set aside while you make the dough.
First, to a large bowl, add the sugar, shortening, butter, and eggs and mix on medium speed with a hand mixer until well blended.
Then, stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
Next, use a medium cookie scoop to make dough balls. Roll each ball in the colored sugar mixtures and place on the prepared cookie sheets, 2″ apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until centers are almost set. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU MAKE THESE COOKIES
- Baking Sheets – My favorite baking sheets have a lip on them so things don’t roll off.
- Mixing Bowls – I love the silicone grippy bottoms.
- Medium Cookie Scoop
- Red Sanding Sugar
- Green Sanding Sugar
MORE CHRISTMAS COOKIES FOR YOUR COOKIE EXCHANGES:
- Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
- Reindeer Cookies
- Fiesta Fudge Cookies
- Chocolate Mocha Swirl Cookies
- White Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies
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