snickerdoodle cookies

Etta’s Eats: Snickerdoodles

This snickerdoodle recipe is from my great grandma Etta’s recipe box. This cookie is light and pillowy, easy to make, and oh-so-delicious. I had never baked with lard before and was a little apprehensive about the dough seeming too lard-heavy, but once the cookies came out of the oven I saw the light: lard added a great texture to this cookie, and I can’t wait to bake these again!

Etta's Eats: Snickerdoodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Category: Cookies

4 snickerdoodle cookies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup lard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cinnamon and sugar for topping (about 2 tablespoons each)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, combine butter and lard. Add sugar and mix to combine. Add egg and milk, combine.
  3. Sift baking powder and flour in a separate bowl. Slowly add to wet mixture, making sure to fully incorporate.
  4. In a small bowl, combine an even amount of cinnamon and sugar, about 2 tablespoons each.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, place batter on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until set and the bottoms are slighly brown.


I put about an 1/8 of a teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture on each cookie, but adjust to your liking!

Makes about 24-30 cookies.

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