Eating Snickerdoodles for Two

Mackenzie here. Surprise! Baby Giese number two, scheduled for arrival in March 2021! After finally getting over morning (read: all day sickness!) and gaining my appetite back, I’m starting to feel like a normal (read: exhausted full time nurse, full time toddler mom) again! This means getting back to “usual” (Aka COVID edition) routines, and doing activities I love, like decorating -[early] for Christmas and holiday baking with my boy! I’m a stickler for tradition, so I have my usual Christmas baking like our “secret” family recipe for these amazing Caramel Bombs, and these binge worthy Twix cookies. But as flipped through my cookbooks and recipe cards I realized I had yet to share this family favourite. They are sooo good that I’m definitely not mad about being able to eat Christmas cookies for two!

  • Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter

    1.5 cups white sugar
    2 large eggs
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 3/4 cups white flour
    2 tsp cream of tartar
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
For Rolling
  • 3 Tbs white sugar
  • 3 tsp of cinnamon (you can add more if you love cinnamon like me!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Mix sugar and softened butter until combined, then add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  4. Mix dry and wet ingredients until fully incorporated
  5. Refrigerate dough and ungreased baking sheets for 10 minutes. (If you don’t have room in your fridge for your pans, place them in your freezer for 3-5 minutes instead)
  6. Scoop dough into “timbit” (or 1tbs size) balls, roll in cinnamon sugar and coat well. It’s ok if you need to press the dough into the mixture, just re-shape into a ball again.
  7. Place on cooled ungreased baking sheet
  8. Tip: chill dough and pans between batches! Dough balls should not be placed on hot cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for ten minutes and remove from on top cooking rack immediately.


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