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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!
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Best Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

Snickerdoodle Dough

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl and mixing until combined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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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

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg