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Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

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Easy soft, chewy and irresistible homemade snickerdoodle cookies with the classic cinnamon sugar coating are made in five easy steps, read on to find out how! Bake up a batch of these snicker doodle cookies for an easy Christmas cookie your whole family will love!

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Every time I tell my middle daughter that I am making her favorite cookies, she says: “snickerdoodles!”. You would think that the favorite would be a classic chocolate chip but it’s not. It’s a buttery, sweet cookie with cinnamon sugar to create a crispy coating. Every cookie is soft, chewy, not at all cakey and each bite melts in your mouth. You will be swooning over how delicious these cookies are and how easy they are to make!

Why you’ll love this recipe

This recipe for classic Snickerdoodle Cookies makes a soft, chewy cookie packed with cinnamon sugar flavor! This family favorite recipe we’ve been enjoying for nearly 40 years comes together quickly in five easy steps. There’s no need to wait while the dough chills – just combine, mix, roll, top and bake!

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Snickerdoodle cookies with cinnamon

Ingredients for Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cream of tartar
  • Baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk (a large two yolk egg will also work)
  • Pure vanilla extract

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Five easy steps to make homemade snickerdoodle cookies

This easy Christmas cookie recipe comes together in five easy steps:

Snickerdoodles are rolled in a sugar mix.
Snickerdoodles are rolled in a sugar mix.
Photo of Snickerdoodle cookies sit on a pan for the oven.
Snickerdoodle cookies sit on a pan for the oven
  1. Combine dry ingredients together in a medium bowl: flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Mix in a large bowl: Start by mixing the butter and sugar together, I like to use a hand mixer to do this until the butter/sugar mixture is smooth and creamy. Then slowly mix in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients scraping the sides of the bowl as you go. The dough will thicken as you go.
  3. Prepare cookie topping: Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  4. Scoop and Roll: Using a 1.5 Tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and roll in cookie topping.
  5. Arrange and Bake: Arrange snickerdoodle cookie dough balls 3 inches apart on the baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. The cookies will become soft and puffy. Remove cookie tray from oven and lightly press down on them with the back of a spoon or fork to help flatten them out, then allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes . Once the cookies have cooled on baking sheet for 10 minutes, transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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Easy soft, chewy and irresistible homemade snickerdoodle cookies with the classic cinnamon sugar coating are made in five easy steps, read on to find out how! Bake up a batch of these snicker doodle cookies for an easy Christmas cookie your whole family will love!
Snickerdoodle cookies with cinnamon

To make these Christmas Cookies

Instead of the usual sugar and cinnamon coating, you use red and green sugar to pretty them up. They are buttery and perfect!

Other soft cookie recipes to try

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Classic Waldorf Salad

This classic Waldorf Salad is full of fresh, crispy, apples, celery, grapes and walnuts with a creamy mayonnaise dressing served over a bed of lettuce. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer at Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can easily add chicken or turkey to make it a complete meal!

Get the recipe → Classic Waldorf Salad

Classic Waldorf Salad

This classic Waldorf Salad is full of fresh, crispy, apples, celery, grapes and walnuts with a creamy mayonnaise dressing served over a bed of lettuce. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer at Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can easily add chicken or turkey to make it a complete meal!

Get the recipe → Classic Waldorf Salad

Easy soft, chewy and irresistible homemade snickerdoodle cookies with the classic cinnamon sugar coating are made in five easy steps, read on to find out how! Bake up a batch of these snicker doodle cookies for an easy Christmas cookie your whole family will love!

Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Yield: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy soft, chewy and irresistible homemade snickerdoodle cookies with the classic cinnamon sugar coating are made in five easy steps, read on to find out how! Bake up a batch of these snicker doodle cookies for an easy Christmas cookie your whole family will love!

Ingredients

Snickerdoodle Cookie Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Snickerdoodle Cookie Topping Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, or reusable parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine dry ingredients together: flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Start by mixing the room temperature butter and sugar together, I like to use a hand mixer to do this until the butter/sugar mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Slowly mix in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients scraping the sides of the bowl as you go. The dough will thicken as you go.
  6. In a small bowl combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  7. Using a 1.5 Tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and roll in cookie topping.
  8. Arrange snickerdoodle cookie dough balls 3 inches apart on the baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. The cookies will become soft and puffy. Remove cookie tray from oven and lightly press down on them with the back of a spoon or fork to help flatten them out, then allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes . Once the cookies have cooled on baking sheet for 10 minutes, transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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Easy soft, chewy and irresistible homemade snickerdoodle cookies with the classic cinnamon sugar coating are made in five easy steps, read on to find out how! Bake up a batch of these snicker doodle cookies for an easy Christmas cookie your whole family will love!
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