Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Snickerdoodle Cookies – A buttery sugar cookie rolled in a sweet cinnamon sugar mixture to form the chewiest and delicious cookie.

overhead view snickerdoodle cookies on a sheet pan and white plate with glass of milk

By now, if you are in the United States, then you are probably spending the day in anticipation of #Eclipse2017.

If you have not been paying attention or you’ve been tuning out all forms of media because you have been in hiding, then let me be the one to tell you that today, Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse. The moon will completely cover the sun. Several states will be able to view the eclipse in its totality, while all other states, including Florida where I am at, will only be able to see certain phases of the eclipse.

It is actually magical when you think about it and I have to admit that the scientific discovery part of me is so excited and have been reading anything about it that I can get my hands on. The school in my city even decided to allow the kids to be out of school for the day, for safety and probably also figuring many kids would be absent anyway. Now, of course, I am among the group that waited until the last minute to get my hands on the safety glasses necessary to view the eclipse, so I will be spending my time inside watching the NASA live stream instead. If you would like to check it out as well, then I will link it HERE.

But what better way to wait for the eclipse, than to whip up a quick batch or two of snickerdoodle cookies. 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 and enjoy the Eclipse.

Two Snickerdoodle Cookies on white plate over white napkin

Close-up view of hand holding Snickerdoodle Cookies over white plate

two snickerdoodle cookies on a white plate

Snickerdoodle Cookies

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


  • 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


  • 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 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.


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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Got any comments, questions, or ideas about these Snickerdoodle Cookies? Share them in the comments below!


  • Reply
    August 21, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    I don’t eat cookies that much anymore. Working for myself I don’t get to partake in co-workers tasty treats and since I’m always mindful of my waist line I rarely make cookies. These snickerdoodles look darn tasty LaKita. Maybe I’ll make them for my upcoming girls weekend. I had to work today so I missed the eclipse but i hope you got to catch it.

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      August 22, 2017 at 8:38 PM

      They are really a nice treat, when I make them I definitely try to share so I won’t eat too many. The next solar eclipse will be in 2024 🙂

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    August 21, 2017 at 9:00 PM

    I have to admit that eclipses need cookies. And Snickerdoodles are quite special.
    I actually didn’t see the eclipse. We had 63% totality or so, but there was so much cloud coverage. You couldn’t see anything where I was.

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      August 22, 2017 at 8:57 PM

      Thank you! It was so cloudy that it was hard to see, but I get another chance to see it in 2024 😉

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    August 22, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    I love snickerdoodle cookies! Those look so yummy 🙂

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      August 22, 2017 at 8:56 PM

      Thank you…Me too…they are so good 🙂

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    August 28, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Yum…snickerdoodles are always some yummy!!! I didn’t know the use of the special glasses were so serious for the eclipse. I actually saw some of the glasses at the museum a week before the eclipse and I regret not buying some. We had plans of going to a watch party at the library(they were providing glasses), but I scared my son when I was telling him how serious it was not to look at the sun without the special glasses. After learning that he could possibly go blind or have eye damage he didn’t want to even go outside on the day of the eclipse. So we watched the NASA live-stream.

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      September 1, 2017 at 4:47 PM

      Thank you! I didn’t realize how serious is was either, I will try to be better prepared for the next one. I did enjoy watching the live stream.

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