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Snickerdoodle cookies recipe

Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies

This is the best Snickerdoodle recipe you'll find! These soft and chewy cookies have that signature, tangy flavor and warmth from a cinnamon sugar coating that's only found in a Snickerdoodle cookie. An easy to make, one bowl recipe, this will be your new go-to for these classic cookies!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies


For the Cookies

  • 1 c unsalted butter (softened at room temp)
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • ½ c light brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ c all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon gives this cookie a cinnamon boost!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars using a hand mixer. Mix on medium to high speed for 3-4 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  3. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes .
  4. In the same bowl, add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Mix on the lowest speed setting until just until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon for the coating.
  6. Using a 1½ tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop balls of dough and drop it into the coating. Gently roll the balls until smooth and fully coated with cinnamon & sugar.
  7. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for several minutes on baking sheet before removing from the pan and onto a cooling rack.


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These cookies freeze very well and will last up to 3 months frozen.

  • Author: Liz at
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: American