5 from 10 votes
Your search for the best Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe is over!  This easy snickerdoodle recipe is my go-to for this cinnamon-sugar coated, soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe that is a perennial classic!
Best Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Your search for the best Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe is over!  This easy snickerdoodle recipe is my go-to for this cinnamon-sugar coated, soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe that is a perennial classic!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickerdoodle cookies, snickerdoodles
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
Snickerdoodle Dough
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat.  Mix cinnamon-sugar mixture together in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand-held mixer, about 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl and mixing until combined.

  4. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, mixing just until combined.  Use a cookie to scoop out rounded balls of dough.  Roll into balls and roll in a the cinnamon sugar mixture until coated, then space 2-inches apart on cookie sheets.

  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are set and slightly golden, even if the middle seems a bit underbaked.  The cookies will continue to set as they cool.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

I typically do NOT chill my snickerdoodle cookie dough before rolling it into balls.  It certainly doesn't hurt to chill it, and I would recommend it if you have difficulty with your cookies spreading too much or going too flat.  But generally speaking, I feel like I have good results without chilling so I don't bother.

Nutrition Facts
Best Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.