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Best Snickerdoodles Cookies Recipe

A classic, light and fluffy snickerdoodles cookie recipe that will surely be a hit.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Cookie
Keyword: cinnamon, cookies, snickerdoodle, sugar and cloth
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 146kcal


  • Baking sheet
  • Mixer


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp fine ground sea salt

Cinnamon Sugar Mix:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • Set out all of the ingredients to come to room temperature.
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together with either a stand mixer or hand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes, or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix them in until they are completely combined, then mix in the vanilla extract. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Add it to the wet ingredients and mix until they have come together into a soft dough.
  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and set aside. 
  • Portion the dough out into 1 ½-2 tbsp. portions and roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Place them about 2-3 inches apart on the cookie sheets, then place them on a rack in the center of the oven.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, then remove them from the baking sheets to a wire rack to cool. You can also adjust the baking time to add a minute or two if you prefer crunchier cookies.
  • Cool them completely before storing in an airtight container. They will keep for 4-5 days.


  • Yields 2 1/2-3 dozen cookies.
  • Mixing Time: 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 40 minutes-1 hour
  • Give the snickerdoodles an extra two minutes in the oven for a total of 10 minutes if you want the edges to get a little crisp


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg