Snickerdoodles |

From the first time I tried snickerdoodles, they were an instant favorite. Far better than a run of the mill sugar cookie, they’re packed with cinnamon, and certainly give chocolate chip cookies a run for their money.

I had never actually baked my own until recently when I came across this post on Smitten Kitchen. I made one adjustment to Deb’s recipe, which is the addition of a 1/4 cup of sugar into the mix. For gifting, I think they look best stacked in a cellophane bag and tied off with twine.

Snickerdoodles |


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups sugar for the mix, plus an additional 1/4 of sugar set aside
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, plus more if needed
2 large eggs

Baking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F

Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Beat together 2 sticks of butter and 1 3/4 sugar.

Beat eggs into mixture, one at a time.

Slowly mix in flour mixture.

Refrigerate cookie dough for an hour.

In a small bowl, mix together remaining 1/4 of sugar and cinnamon.

Ball dough and roll it into cinnamon-sugar mixture before placing on a baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes

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  • One of my favorites – Yum!

  • Meg Hemmelgarn

    Yum, these sound delicious! Love Snickerdoodles!

  • OneCrazyKid

    Ooh, I love snickerdoodles. Especially soft chewy ones. I will have to bookmark your recipe for a rainy day! :)

  • Snickerdoodle cookies are my favorite. I never knew how to make them though. Thanks for the recipe :)

    xo, dani