The Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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Introducing the Greatest Snickerdoodle Cookies Ever! This fantastic recipe, cherished in my family for ages, guarantees the softest and most delightful snickerdoodles you’ve ever tasted. Get ready for the Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe, creating irresistibly soft and chewy snickerdoodle goodness. These popular cinnamon-sugar treats have been a family favorite for over 30 years!

The Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar use 1 teaspoon for less tang
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a big mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Scrape the sides, then add eggs and vanilla, and continue to cream for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, mixing just until everything is combined.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon for the coating.
  • For an extra touch, refrigerate the dough for 20-30 minutes if time allows. Roll the dough into small, round balls, and coat them generously in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Use a spoon to coat them a second time, ensuring the cookies are fully covered.
  • If you prefer flatter snickerdoodles, press down in the center of each ball before placing them in the oven. This prevents them from puffing up too much.
  • Arrange the coated dough balls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.


  • Can you freeze these Snickerdoodle cookies? Absolutely! Pop them in freezer-safe bags, and they’ll stay fresh for up to 3 months. Just let them thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes when you’re ready to enjoy.
  • Wondering how to store them to keep that softness? Cover them well, and these soft snickerdoodles will stay fresh for 24-48 hours at room temperature.
  • How do you know when snickerdoodles are done baking? Keep an eye on them! Set your timer for 8-9 minutes initially, and check for that slightly underdone look. They’ll firm up once out of the oven. Enjoy your delightful snickerdoodles!

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