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Snickerdoodle cookies.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Author: Addison LaBonte
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


These super soft and fluffy Snickerdoodle cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!  These classic cookies have a distinct cinnamon sugar flavor with a slight tang.  They are rolled in cinnamon sugar then baked to perfection!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch sea salt

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  1. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cubes of cold butter and sugar.  Beat on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until completely creamy.
  3. Then, add in egg and vanilla.  Beat until just combined.
  4. Sift in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and sea salt.  Stir until a thick dough forms.
  5. In a small shallow bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the coating.
  6. Roll dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll each ball through the cinnamon sugar coating, until fully coated.
  7. Place 2 inches apart on the lined baking pan.
  8. Bake cookies for 9 to 10 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before carefully placing them on a cooling rack.


  • Use cold butter right from the fridge.  Slice into small cubes to help with the creaming process.
  • Cream butter and sugar for at least 2 minutes.  Mix on high until no clumps of butter remain.
  • For gluten-free, use gluten-free 1 to 1 flour.
  • Fully roll balls of dough through the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • These cookies do not spread much while baking.
  • The cookies will look soft and doughy after 9 to 10 minutes.  They will slightly firm up as they cool.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze for 1 month.

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