Stupid-Easy Recipe for Snickerdoodles (#1 Top-Rated)


These soft and chewy cinnamon sugar-coated cookies are a true American favorite. They’re perfect for the holiday season, or any time of year!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Snickerdoodles.

1. Info for Snickerdoodles

  • Cook Time: 40 Min
  • Total Time: 40 Min
  • Servings: 30
  • Calories: 151.45 kcal

2. Ingredients for Snickerdoodles

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for dough)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for dough)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for coating)
  • 1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Dash of salt (for coating)

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.

Place the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute.

Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Continue to beat until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt to the bowl. Beat on low speed, scraping the sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, until a smooth dough forms.

Divide the cookie dough into 30 balls, using roughly 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough for each, and arrange them 1 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Transfer sheets to freezer for 10-15 minutes. Alternately, place the dough balls on a small baking sheet or large plate to freeze, and transfer to the prepared baking sheets before baking.

3.2 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.3 Prep

Place the sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.

Remove the baking sheets from the freezer. Roll each cookie in the cinnamon sugar, creating a thick coating, and return to the baking sheets.

3.4 Oven

Bake the cookies on middle rack of oven until puffy and golden brown at edges, 15-17 minutes.

3.5 Check

Check to see that cookies are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.6 Serve

Allow the cookies to rest on the sheets for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.


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