Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • By KJ

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!

Snickerdoodle Cookies

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. 

Cinnamon-Sugar Coating

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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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 25 cookies 1x

Description

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!


Ingredients

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For the cookies:

  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the coating:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

For the cookies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Reduce the speed to low and mix in the egg, making sure the bottom of the bowl is mixed in.
  2. Add in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix just until a cookie dough forms.

For the coating:

  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  2. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop the dough into balls, roll into the cinnamon-sugar to coat completely and place on a baking sheet a few inches apart.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and just starting to turn slightly golden brown. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Cream of tartar is an important ingredient in Snickerdoodle cookies to give them their classic tang and also helps as a leavening agent.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 14.1g
  • Sodium: 151mg
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.8g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 26mg

Keywords: Snickerdoodle Cookies

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