Soft, chewy with a magical sugary cinnamon topping these Snickerdoodle Cookies are the absolute best! This time-honored recipe is easy to make, too. These cookies are the perfect afternoon treat with a glass of milk, wonderful with a cup of coffee or tea, and make a wonderful sweet treat for friends and neighbors.
I know, everyone has a recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies. And I know that there are lots and lots of people who claim that theirs is the best. Even with these 2 things being said, I still claim that my recipe is quite amazing.
The reason my Snickerdoodles are so special is that I give each cookie an extra bit of love in the form of cinnamon sugar. Every bite of these pillowy-soft cookies is full of warm spices making them perfect to enjoy as an afternoon snack, for dessert, and special enough for the holidays.
Ingredients For Snickerdoodles
- Cream Of Tarter
- Baking Soda
What Is Cream Of Tarter?
Good question! Cream Of Tarter is what gives Snickerdoodles a slighly tangy flavor. Officially, it’s potassium bitartrate, the powdered form of tartaric acid and helps stabilize whipped egg whites, prevents sugar from crystallizing and acts as a leavening agent for baked goods.
Now, with the science lesson out of the way, grab some Cream of Tarter, you can find it in the spice section at the grocery store, and make these cookies!
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- 1 cup butter
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ¾ cup flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix butter, sugar and eggs really well in a large mixing bowl – you can use an electric stand mixer, hand mixer or wooden spoon.
- Combine flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl using a wire whisk.
- Gently blend dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
- Chill dough in fridge for 15 minutes (you can keep it in the mixing bowl).
- Blend the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Using a 1″ ice cream scoop, measure out dough and roll the ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to have space between each ball – the cookies will spread while baking.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from pan immediately.
Donya these were so good and I am a fan of the amount of cinnamon as many recipes are stingy to me. lol Thank you for sharing your recipe. 🙂
Wonderful! Thanks for the outstanding rating.
Yes! Yummy! Easy to make!
Thanks for sharing and for the terrific rating!
Snicker doodles were the first cookies I made as a kid. ❤️ I will save and make your recipe. Thanks for sharing it.
Is it melted butter?
These look great, but could you transform cups to good old poungd and ounces or grams for us in the UK.
Thank you very much.
Hey John, I’m sure there’s some conversation app on Google that you could use. Let me know how you like the recipe
John I have a great website I go to for conversions. Here is the conversions it shared.
350f = 176.6 c (177) = 4 gas mark
227 grams butter
300 grams sugar
2 large eggs
330 grams flour
10 grams cream of tarter
5 grams baking soda
2 grams salt
36 grams sugar
6 grams cinnamon
About the butter: does it need to be melted?
Very good, reminds me of my grandmother and mom making then. Thank you
These cookies are delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipes with the world. I know it is going to be good if it is on your blog!
Hey there Terri!
My goodness! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, and that you’ve been enjoying my site, that warms my heart to hear! Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words and your fabulous rating, I really appreciate your support! Please let me know if you ever have any questions about a recipe, I’m always happy to help!
Hi.I just made your cookies two days ago and have got to tell you they are outstanding. My husband went nuts over them, as he always wants a soft cookie. I, on the other hand like a little crisp to mine. Well these cookies were perfect for both us! Yay. Had the soft with just a hint of crisp. I forget to comment sometimes. But I just love your recipes, they are so very good. What a chef you are. Thank you so very much for all you do for us. Take care, stay safe ad God Bless…. Claudia
Hey there Claudia!
You know I have to tell you this made my day, you’re too sweet! I’m so very happy to hear you’re liking the recipes, I appreciate your comment and support!
Just the right amount of cinnamon sugar! This is my favorite cookie. Thanks for the recipe.
These look very tasty. How many cookies will the recipe make and do they freeze well?
Thanks. I would like to make them for Christmas plates.
This recipe makes about 24 medium size cookies. They do freeze really well so you can make them ahead of time.
Let me know how you like them!
Have a great day,
Is a serving one cookie?
This recipe makes about 24 cookies. I usually don’t count serving sizes since my crew can gobble up 2-3 cookies at a time.
Hope this helps.
Have a wonderful day!