Snickerdoodles Recipe

Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe – Simply the easiest and best Snickerdoodles recipe I’ve ever made, these cinnamon sugar cookies are so soft, butter, and filled with cinnamon!  

Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe - Simply the easiest and best Snickerdoodles recipe I've ever made, these cinnamon sugar cookies are so soft, butter, and filled with cinnamon!  // addapinch.com

 

Although snickerdoodles make a perfect cookie any time of the year, I always think of them as Christmas cookies since friends of our family gave me the recipe as one of my presents when we were first married.

Snickerdoodles Cookies Recipe

Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe - Simply the easiest and best Snickerdoodles recipe I've ever made, these cinnamon sugar cookies are so soft, butter, and filled with cinnamon!  // addapinch.com

 

As she pressed the recipe into my hand, she said, “You’ll want to make these at Christmas. We make them each year when we’re decorating the tree.”

I’m not certain why I remember her saying that to me so vividly all those years ago, but each year as I’ve strung popcorn onto string for our tree, I think of her and her snickerdoodles.

I’ve tweaked her snickerdoodles slightly through the years, just to suit my tastes more than anything, and we can’t get enough of them. Soft, tender, just slightly fat and fluffy, the perfect amount of twang you expect in snickerdoodles, and the essential cinnamon sugar coating on the outside. In other words, simple snickerdoodles perfection.

Make Ahead Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

These cookies are excellent to make ahead, especially throughout the holidays. Simply prepare the cookies as instructed and then store in an airtight container for up to a week.

If you’d like to make them more in advance, use the Freezer Friendly instructions below.

How to Freeze Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

There are a few ways to make these delicious cookies ahead of time to freeze them.

Freeze the Baked Cookies:

To freeze the baked cookies, cool the cookies completely and then freeze on the baking sheet. When the cookies have frozen solid, about 30 minutes. Store the cookies in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, allow the cookies to reach room temperature.

Freeze the Cookie Dough:

To freeze the cookie dough, roll the cookies to form the cookie dough balls and then place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze completely on the baking sheet. Once the cookies have frozen solid, about 30 minutes, transfer the cookies to an airtight, freezer-safe container to freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, allow the cookies to thaw in the refrigerator and then bake as instructed.

Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe - Simply the easiest and best Snickerdoodles recipe I've ever made, these cinnamon sugar cookies are so soft, butter, and filled with cinnamon! // addapinch.com

Here’s our Snickerdoodles recipe. So simple, yet so very delicious.

Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe - Simply the easiest and best Snickerdoodles recipe I've ever made, these cinnamon sugar cookies are so soft, butter, and filled with cinnamon! // addapinch.com
Yield: 3 dozen
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, snickerdoodle cookie recipe, snickerdoodle cookies, snickerdoodle recipe

Snickerdoodles Recipe

Total Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe - Simply the easiest and best Snickerdoodles recipe I've ever made, these cinnamon sugar cookies are so soft, butter, and filled with cinnamon! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly incorporate into the butter and sugar mixture.
  4. Mix together granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon full and roll into a ball. Roll the ball into the prepared sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place onto a large cookie sheet, about 2-3 inches apart.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes until cookies have lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.3g 7%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

 

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2010.

16 comments on “Snickerdoodles Recipe”

  1. Robyn, the look perfect!! Fat, fluffy and cinnamony!! Everything a great Snickerdoodle should be!

  2. These snickerdoodles are so gorgeous! I love them!!!

  3. Do you know how well these freeze, Robyn? The sound like the perfect snickerdoodle recipe to me! I want to bake ahead and freeze some cookies, so I am just wondering if you have tried it. Thanks!

    • Yes, they freeze so well! I package them in an airtight container. That sure helps me to limit the amount of snickerdoodles that I feel like I’m constantly snacking on throughout Christmas!

  4. bring on the Christmas baking I LOVE these!

  5. I randomly found this recipe on google today and decided to try it. OMG it’s soooo good! mmm mmm can’t stop eating it. thanks for the recipe!

  6. Can you put your dough in the fridge? and if you can how long does it need to set out before baking?

  7. I didn’t even know what a Snickerdoodle was until a year ago. Where I come from we just call them Sugar Cookies! Or something like a sugar cookie. 😉 You say potato I say potatoe…whatever….They are awesome!

  8. My husband fell in love with snickerdoodles when I baked them last year for the 1st time. I thought the “best cookies by state” listing showed pumpkin snickerdoodles. How does this change the standard recipe?

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  10. I just made these for the 1st time and they came out great after the 3rd try lol. I burned them twice before I got them right. I am glad my husband didn’t find out because he would have been mad lol.

  11. Hi Robyn, I have made these twice now and both times they have come out flat like a biscuit. The dough would be too wet to roll in the cinnamon sugar, so the second time I made them I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the mix and sprinkled the cinnamon sugar on top as soon as they came out the oven. Everyone loved them but I wonder why they didn’t rise. Could it have been because I used large eggs?

    • Oh no, Jacqui. I hate that you had problems with them. I would first test freshness for baking powder and cream of tartar to make sure there isn’t an issue. xo

  12. These cookies tasted good (more on the crispy side than chewy) but were extremely flat. I think the dough needs to be chilled before baking. All my baking ingredients were brand new.

  13. Beautiful ! So inviting and tasty !

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