Super Size Snickerdoodles

“You can be miserable before you have a cookie, and you can be miserable after you eat a cookie, but you can’t be miserable while you are eating a cookie.” – Ina Garten

I recently made these in a stress-induced baking binge and they were a true crowd pleaser. I made mine huge so the inside would be chewier, but it really doesn’t matter. Who doesn’t like snickerdoodles?


  • 1/2 cup dairy free butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup veggie shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (heaping, which basically means I def had more than 2 1/2 cups in there)
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar (FYI this is not cream, it is a spice. Learning curve  on my part.)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Cinnamon and sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Mix together the butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Roll the dough into balls and cover in cinnamon and sugar, then place on cookie sheets.
  5. Depending on the size of your cookies, bake for 8-12 minutes. Mine took closer to 12 because they were so large, but just keep an eye on the oven. 

Let me know what you think! These are perfect for Christmastime, and could easily be made gluten free too if you swapped out the flour!

About The Dairy QueenThe Dairy Queen

Just a New England gal stuck in rural Virginia. Can be found avoiding dairy at all costs. Talents include speed reading ingredient labels and enjoying ice cream via smell. If I could major in Spotify playlist construction and dairy free cooking, I would.

I have been blessed with a dairy allergy and have not touched a cheesy piece of pizza in years. Thus, here we are. I hope you find these recipes simple, inexpensive, and delicious. I have years of experience avoiding dairy, so hopefully my adventures can help you out.

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