Pop’s Snickerdoodle Recipe, The Perfect Christmas Cookie


It’s the small details that make the Christmas season feel so special.  Maybe for you, it’s a certain decoration that you get out every year or lighting some holiday candles that just gives you the warm and fuzzies.  For me, one of the things that put me in the “Christmas Spirit” is watching Christmas Vacation.  I know, probably not the kind of thing you were thinking of…but it’s so my family.  Since marrying into Andy’s family, there’s another thing that just makes me think Christmas…Pop’s Snickerdoodles.

I don’t like to bake…I don’t usually like any desserts that don’t include chocolate, but these are amazing!   When I go to the Benfields for Christmas, I just think of snicker doodles with morning coffee.

Here’s his recipe.


3 ¾  cups all purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup of butter

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

¼ cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375.  Grease a cookie sheet.  Stir together flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt.  In a separate bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds, add sugar and beat till fluffy.  Add eggs, milk and vanilla and beat well.  Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture, beating till well combined.  Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll balls in mixture of 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.  Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet, flatten slightly with bottom of a drinking glass.  Bake at 375 for about 8 minutes.


5 thoughts on “Pop’s Snickerdoodle Recipe, The Perfect Christmas Cookie

  1. This is definitely mom’s cookies that everyone loves and remember for a life..
    Wow,Christmas,snow,wooden salon and a hot capuccino!!!And a dozen of theese little “details” as you say!


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