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Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookies

If you are looking for a classic cookie recipe that'll make you miss your granny, you should take a look at this snickerdoodle recipe! Snickerdoodles are a cookie that has been around for a long time and makes the perfect sweet treat. Rolled in cinnamon sugar, this cookie is so scrumptious!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Optional Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 8 people


  • Stand mixer
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper, optional
  • Shallow bowl


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened to room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 ¾ cup flour, plain
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer, blend butter and sugar until creamy, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Then add eggs and vanilla and mix another 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix add flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar until just combined. don't over mix at this point.
  • Optional: allow dough to cool in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before rolling it into balls.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine ¼ cup of sugar and 1 ½ Tbsp. of cinnamon. Stir until well combined.
  • Roll dough into smooth, round balls, about 2-inches in diameter.
  • Roll the balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated.
  • Place the dough balls on parchment lined baking sheets and press down in the middle for a flatter cookie.
  • Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes, until edges start to brown. I really like to take them out at the 8-minute mark.
  • Let the cookies cool before placing them in an air tight container.


  • Mixing the butter and sugar together for 4-5 minutes allows the dough to get fluffy with lots of air for a softer, chewier cookie. 
Keyword baked goods, cookies, dessert