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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.

snickerdoodles with red and green sugar for christmas

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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
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Shortening
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt

red and green snickerdoodles on a wire cookie rack

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.

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red and green snickerdoodles on wire cooling rack

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Christmasdoodles - the classic snickerdoodle made festive with red & green sugar! | Persnickety Plates
4.75 from 4 votes

Christmas Snickerdoodles

Servings: 48 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Soft and buttery snickerdoodles all dressed up for Christmas with red and green sugar.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tablespoons red sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons green sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add the red sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon. Mix it up then set aside.
    2 Tablespoons red sugar
  • In another small bowl, add the green sugar and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinanmon. Mix it up and set it aside.
    2 Tablespoons green sugar
  • In a large bowl, add the sugar, shortening, butter, and eggs and beat with a mixer until smooth.
    1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 1/2 cup butter, 2 eggs
  • Add in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt and stir.
    2 3/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • I popped mine in the fridge to firm up. It makes the dough easier to work with but if you don't have time, you can get right to scooping.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out 3/4" balls. Smooth with your hands then roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixtures.Put the coated balls on your prepared cookie sheets, about 2" apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the centers of the cookies are just set. Remove from oven, let cool on the pan for about a minute, then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

Chill cookie dough, covered, for up to 24 hour before baking, if desired.
Recipe from Betty Crocker

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were so yummy! My son and I ate them all up in about two days (shh.. don’t tell my husband..)! So nice to “meet” you, Melissa–Merry Christmas!