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Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

This delicious, classic cookie recipe is a snap to make and smells heavenly with the cinnamon sugar coating.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chilling 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 18kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt optional
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture consisting of 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • With an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugars for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed about 3 minutes.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  • Roll out 1 tablespoon-sized balls of dough (approximately 25 cookies) and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet.
  • Roll the cookie dough balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and set out 2″ apart on the baking sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are browned and crisp, but center is still pale and puffy. They will wrinkle as they cool.



Calories: 18kcal