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The Best Snickerdoodles

Cinnamon and sugar and nostalgia in every bite

Soft, chewy and perfectly sweet, this easy snickerdoodle recipe is comfort food in one bite.

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Cooks.

Ready in
30 m
20 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


Want to make these a little unique and have people wondering what’s just a little different about these? Try adding 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg to the dough.


  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, for rolling


Pre-heat oven to 400ºF. If desired, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.

In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and sugar and use an electric or a stand mixer to beat for 2-3 minutes or until fluffy.

Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.

On top of the wet ingredients, add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Gently mix those together before mixing into the wet ingredients. Mix until combined, do not overmix.

In a small bowl or plate, combine 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.

Use a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop to scoop out dough and roll into balls. Roll in cinnamon sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes or until set. Be careful not to overbake. Let cool for 1-2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.