Easy Recipe: Festive Snickerdoodle Cookie & Cocktail Recipe

Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices of all.  If it contains cinnamon, I’ll try it.  I add cinnamon to almost anything with sugar. I add it to my coffee, pancake batter, teas, cornbread, cakes, ice cream and even hot chocolate.  The smell is divine and so is the color.

You know my living room walls were painted a cinnamon color because the name of the color was, you guess it, cinnamon.  My husband says I’m obsessed but it’s ok. I can live with that. At least its good for you. 😉

I found the Snickerdoodle cookies & cocktail recipes over at Betty Crocker.  They have a ton of festive recipes that would be prefect for your holiday meal, potluck or cookie swap. These two recipes pair together so wonderfully because the flavors are the same. Your taste buds will thank you.

First let’s start off with the cocktail.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Cocktail

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Start to Finish: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Makes: 1 cocktail (1/2 cup)

Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks

Snickerdoodle Cookie Cocktail
1 oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup (2 tablespoons)
1 oz vanilla vodka (2 tablespoons)
1 oz half-and-half (2 tablespoons)
1/2 oz white crème de cacao (1 tablespoon)

1. To make Cinnamon Simple Syrup, mix sugar, water and cinnamon sticks in a 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high
heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set aside 1 hour to cool. Discard cinnamon sticks. Pour syrup into glass jar.
Cover jar, and refrigerate until needed. Makes 1 1/4 cups.
2. To prepare cocktail, fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 ounce cinnamon simple syrup, vodka, half-and-half and creme de cacao; cover and shake. Strain into cocktail glass. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

Snickerdoodles Cookies

Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes
Makes 4 dozen cookies

1 1/2 – cups sugar
1/2 – cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 – cup shortening
2 – eggs
2 3/4 – cups Gold Medal® all-purpose or unbleached flour
2 – teaspoons cream of tartar
1 – teaspoon baking soda
1/4 – teaspoon salt
1/4 – cup sugar
2 – teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
2. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart onto a ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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Thanks to Bettycrocker.com for both recipes.

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  1. LOL Cinnamon. My favorite spice to cook with is lemon pepper. I put it in everything except my baked muffins etc. I just made this a favorite. I think Mama might have a drink tonight.

  2. Thanks for the recipes! I have to try both recipes.
    I have never baked cookies, but these look yummy!

  3. These look so elegant! A great addition to a holiday party!

  4. Ummm…. yum! I’ve been following the Sabrosa Saturday gals all day on twitter and couldn’t wait to get home so I could read the recipes. LOL. This is perfect. I’m hosting a holiday gathering with five of my friends in a couple weeks. I didn’t want to cook for it — just desserts and cocktails, and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing this. BTW… I love cinnamon on everything too.

  5. Looks delish!

  6. Forget egg nog! This is my kind of cocktail, one that comes with cookies too!

  7. Looks yummmy! My man is a bartender and I have never tried this. Will ask him a snickerdoodle! Hahaha

    Thanks for the recipes!

  8. Where did your snickerdoodle cocktail recipe go from your site. I’m making them today and the recipe won’t open
    onlly the comments show

  9. Where did your snickerdoodle cocktail recipe go from your site. I’m making them today and the recipe won’t open onlly the comments show

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