A Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe that is loaded full of cinnamon and sweet, sugary goodness. A cinnamon-speckled vanilla cookie dough is rolled into a cinnamon-sugar mix and baked until perfectly golden brown and chewy. A classic Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe!
What is a Snickerdoodle?
Snickerdoodle cookies are well-known for their classic cinnamon taste, but what exactly is a Snickerdoodle cookie? Essentially, a sugar cookie base loaded full of cinnamon! One of the main things that sets Snickerdoodle cookies apart from others is a slight tang to them – that comes from the cream of tartar! I know, it’s a weird ingredient. But, it helps as a leavening agent in the cookies and gives it the tang that they are known for. It’s almost like a buttermilk taste to me.
After the cookie dough is made, it’s time for the cinnamon-sugar coating! This is another vital part to what makes a Snickerdoodle a Snickerdoodle. As the cookie bakes, it develops all these wonderful cracks in the cinnamon-sugar coating that give the cookies their classic marbled look.
Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop the dough into balls. Roll each cookie dough ball into the cinnamon sugar and place on a baking sheet. Easy peasy! Now, they are ready for the oven!
What I Love About this Recipe
If I’m being honest, a Snickerdoodle cookie is typically one that I skip over. They just have never been at the top of my favorite’s list! But, these are a game-changer. Here’s what I love about this recipe:
- The cookies have a rich buttery, sugar cookie base to them which yields one scrumptious cookie.
- They aren’t cakey – they have a slight chew to them and aren’t too thick!
- There’s a slight crisp from the cinnamon-sugar coating. It almost reminds me of a churro effect!
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