Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mrs. Fields Copycat Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles were the first thing I ever baked. I wanted to share them with my grandfather and my only means of transportation was my bike. It took me about 20 minutes to get to his house, taking care that not one cookies was crushed.

  He loved that I rode over to see him and I gave him the cookies. The smile on his face was all I needed. Every cookie was gone by the time I went home.

Gabe doesn't like sweets and I sure don't need them in the house so I end up giving them away to people who would never expect homemade cookies.

The recipe is from Type A Mommy


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional and to taste

For Rolling
1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon


In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with a mixer on high speed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Whisk to make sure everything is combined.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.

Chill dough in the fridge for about an hour. I leave the dough in the bowl it was mixed in.

After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a small bowl or a plate, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping.

Take around 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball for each cookie. Roll it in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Slightly flatten each ball with the palm of your hand.

Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies may not seem done but will continue to cook after removed from the oven and left to sit for a while.


  1. Linda the story you told is so wonderful. How old were you? Your love of baking comes from way back when. So heartwarming.

    These snickerdoodles look and sound so good. I bet your grandfather would be so happy to see you are still the baker you were back then. He is looking down and licking his lips.

    Thanks for the great story and the great recipe. You must make lots of people happy with the gifts you make for them to eat. I can't believe that Gabe doesn't like sweets !!!! Have a Super Saturday.

    1. Think I was about 9. My grandfather bought me my first bike and I loved riding it.

      I think of him often.

  2. And that was the start of the wonderful baker that you are see the smile on your grandfather's face that you made him something special and rode them over on your bike just for him I'm sure touched his heart and was something he never forgot. Not to mention the wonderful memory you have of it.

    Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites too....and Robin's. Our neighbor used to make them for the kids and boy that made Robin happy-she still talks about how delicious Kay's Snickerdoodles are.

    Cookies make everyone happy! :)

  3. That is cool story to remember. It started you baking and giving.

  4. Yay! Snickerdoodles on Snickerdoodle Sunday! Thank you for sharing your recipes with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Pinning and tweeting!

  5. I love the story, your grandfather was one very lucky man

    1. I was lucky to have a wonderful grandfather.

  6. YUM! I'm drooling! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Hi! Thanks for linking up to last week's Tasty Tuesday linky. I have pinned your recipes to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope you'll join us again this week with something tasty.