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Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Snickerdoodle Cookies is a simple recipe that creates a buttery sugar cookie rolled in a sweet cinnamon sugar mixture to form the most chewy and delicious cookie ever.

overhead view snickerdoodle cookies on a white plate with a napkin

These cookies are so good. I mean can you really go wrong when the combination of cinnamon and sugar is involved?

I think not.

These cookies require basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen with the exception of the cream of tartar, which adds more acid to the recipe, see more science stuff. If you do not have any cream of tartar lying around your kitchen, then you can substitute 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice or white vinegar instead for the ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar.

Be sure to try this recipe soon.

What ingredients are needed for easy snickerdoodle cookies?

ingredients needed to make snickerdoodle cookies

  1. Butter
  2. Granulated sugar
  3. Eggs
  4. Vanilla extract
  5. All-purpose flour
  6. Baking side
  7. Cream of tartar
  8. Ground cinnamon

How to make this classic snickerdoodle recipe:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Using a mixer on medium speed, mix together the butter and 2 cups of granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and continue mixing.

butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in mixing bowl with paddle attachment

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar.

flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a white bowl with spoon

Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly add the flour mixture into the egg mixture until a soft dough forms.

flour added into mixing bowl to make snickerdoodle cookies

In a small bowl, stir together the ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon to combine.

cinnamon sugar mixture in small bowl with cookie dough ball

Using a cookie scoop, scoop a cookie and then roll it into the cinnamon sugar mixture until fully coated. Place on the prepared baking sheet spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

single baked snickerdoodle cookie

What does a snickerdoodle taste like?

If you have never had a snickerdoodle cookie, then it is a thick and chewy cookie. It is also light and covered in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. This mixture actually allows the cookie to form a crisp outer layer that is the perfect balance of sweet and spice without being overpowering.

Is cream of tartar necessary for snickerdoodles?

Yes, cream of tartar is needed to make these cookies. It provides the acid in the cookie dough that helps to keep these cookies chewy after baking. If you do not have the cream of tartar in your spice rack, then again you may substitute it for 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice or white vinegar instead for the ½ teaspoon that the recipe calls for.

close up side view snickerdoodle cookies on a white plate

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies is a simple recipe that creates a buttery sugar cookie rolled in a sweet cinnamon sugar mixture to form the most chewy and delicious cookie ever.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickerdoodle cookies
Prep Time: 13 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 205kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Using a mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and 2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and continue mixing.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar.
  • Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly add the flour mixture into the egg mixture until a soft dough forms.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon to combine.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop a cookie and then roll it into the cinnamon sugar mixture until fully coated. Place on the prepared baking sheet spacing about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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hand holding a snickerdoodle cookie that has a bite in it

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Akaleistar
    August 22, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    I love snickerdoodle cookies! Those look so yummy 🙂

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 22, 2017 at 8:56 PM

      Thank you…Me too…they are so good 🙂

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