Grandma Karen’s Snickerdoodle Cookies

Tracking PixelThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick®.  These spices bring me back to my childhood and I’m still in love with them after all these years.

Do you have a family recipe that has been passed down for generations? Maybe you have a recipe that you used to know but somehow lost it in the chaos of life. Pleasing flavors and aromas have the power to bring up fond memories and nostalgia of past holidays.  While I was growing up I would always look forward to the holiday season when I got to spend time with my grandma and help her make the most delicious Snickerdoodle Cookies.  We had the same tradition for 20 years until she passed away and now I carry on the tradition with my kids every single year.

My Grandma Karen’s Snickerdoodle Cookies are a hit every year and it’s the only cookie I can not stop eating.  Before you know it you’ve eaten an entire batch because they are that amazing.  Since I love baking these cookies every year we make around 5 dozen so that we can share with friends and family during the Holiday season!  

Every time I see McCormick® spices at the store it always makes me think of my grandmother and it’s the fondest memories for me.  This is why I use McCormick spices in my holiday cookies.  Wondering how I make my delicious Grandma Karen’s Snickerdood Cookies?  Than keep on reading.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Grandma Karen’s Snickerdoodle Cookies

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  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Cream of Tartar
  • 3 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoon2 McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs


  1. In a medium size bowl mix together your flour, cream of tartar baking soda and combine with a whisk.
  2. In your kitchen aid mixer mix together your sugar, butter, shortening, eggs and McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract. Mix together on medium speed until all is combined.
  3. Once it's combined slowly add in the flour mixture and allow it to mix fully. This process takes about 3 minutes to do.
  4. Remove the bowl from the mixer and place plastic wrap on top and place in the 1 refrigerator for 2 hours.
  5. Once it has chilled remove from fridge and place on a cutting board.
  6. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  7. Place in oven at 400 degrees for 9 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.
  9. Enjoy

These aromas and flavors have the power to transport you back in time to some of your favorite holiday memories. What is one of your favorite holiday memories? Share in the comments below!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick®.

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