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The Perfect Snickerdoodle Cookies

This easy Snickerdoodle recipe makes the best soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies you've ever had! Coated in cinnamon and sugar, this classic cookie is a must have for the holidays but we enjoy it year round. Absolutely delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword snickerdoodle, snickerdoodle cookies, snickeroodle recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 129kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened OR 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter in a large bowl. Add the sugar and cream together with the butter until creamy and smooth using either a stand mixer or hand mixer.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium high speed until thoroughly combined, about 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture mixing on low speed, just until combined. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes (optional).
  • For the Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Remove dough and form into small balls.
  • Roll balls in sugar and cinnamon and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake snickerdoodle cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges or lightly golden brown. Remove and let cool on sheet for two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.



Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg