Dolly Parton’s Snickerdoodles.

Don’t y’all just love that title?  (said using my best Dolly impersonation)

I mean it’s not every day y’all title an article ‘Dolly Parton’s Snickerdoodles‘ is it?!  (okay,  I’ll stop it now & go back to my regular voice)

The delightfully effervescent Dolly Parton recently played to a mahoosive crowd on the famed Pyramid Stage at this years Glastonbury Festival and my eldest son was lucky enough to actually be there in that crowd and was no doubt singing along to ‘Jolene’ whilst I was here at home in my kitchen in Cornwall listening intently on the radio…umm, when did I become the old fuddy-duddy that’s left at home wondering what to bake next?!

Anyways…listening to Dolly talk in her gentle lilting Southern twang through the radio made me think of a cook book I’d been given as a Christmas gift last year by my dear friends David & Kim (who actually live in Tennessee), and ultimately made me think it was high time I got cooking – Tennessee Mountain Home Cooking that is (Whoops, I slipped back into Dolly again there for a moment!).

I’ll be honest, I was all set to bake the beautifully named confection Forgotten Kisses – but somebody in my family who shall remain nameless ate the vital ingredient – chocolate.

So, I baked – Snickerdoodles instead.

4oz or 1/2 cup soft butter

4oz or 1/2 cup shortening – I used Trex

12oz or 1 1/2 cups castor sugar

2 eggs

12oz or 2 1/4 cups plain flour

2 table spoons castor sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 200 deg c /400 deg f/gas 6 & grease baking sheets

  • Beat together by hand or with an electric mixer – butter, shortening (Trex), 1 1/2 cups sugar, and eggs until smooth.
  • Blend flour in by hand until you have a stiff, but pliable dough.
  • Form dough into 1 inch balls (or larger if you wish; see pictures)
  • Mix together is a shallow dish 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • Roll the dough balls in the mixture and place well spaced on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until golden.
  • Cool on a wire rack and quickly hide from the children.

If you aren’t lucky enough to have good friends in Tennessee you can purchase Dollywood presents Tennessee Mountain Home Cooking from

Delighted to be a small part of #brilliantblogposts & #tastytuesdays hosted by Honest Mum 

Too close together!

Too close together!

Better this time well spaced out.

Better this time well spaced out.

Best enjoyed with friends over a cup of tea.

Larger version which is best enjoyed with friends over a nice cup of tea.

The smaller version that I refer to as 'Goblets' because they fit neatly right into your gob.

The smaller version that I refer to as ‘Goblets’ because they fit neatly right into your gob.

Dollywood presents: Tennessee Mountain Home Cooking & Jane's World presents a tub of Snickerdoodles!

Dollywood presents: Tennessee Mountain Home Cooking & Jane’s World presents a tub of Snickerdoodles!

Tasty Tuesdays on

17 thoughts on “Dolly Parton’s Snickerdoodles.

  1. Honest Mum says:

    Wow these look delicious! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts, please add my badge or link back on your post if you can. You can also join #tastytuesdays with this if you fancy it!

    • Jane says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to link up with #tastytuesdays & will try to add your badge to the post….let’s just say I’m experiencing technical difficulties. I need #bloggingfordummies 😉

    • Jane says:

      Snickerdoodles are often eaten in the USA at Halloween time, they are like a soft cinnamony yummy biscuit. The tea cups and plates were my Mother’s & I love them too!

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