Holiday season is in full swing and I for one am loving it. This is my favorite time of year and I am always trying to find ways to spread some holiday cheer. The other day, fueled by eggnog and Disaronno, I decided to craft these cookies for Robbie’s and my colleagues to enjoy. These amaretto Snickerdoodle cookies are a festive twist on a classic that keep the soft chewy texture of the original with the sweet spice flavor of the amaretto. I’m telling you, the flavor is divine and got rave reviews from our taste testers.

amaretto snickerdoodles

1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 eggs
2 teaspoons amaretto extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

amaretto snickerdoodles


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the amaretto. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  • Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets

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