The Best Snickerdoodles

The Best Snickerdoodles
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Soft, chewy and perfectly sweet, this easy snickerdoodle recipe is comfort food in one bite.Recipe courtesy of Rachel Cooks.
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Easy Snickerdoodle recipe
Total time: 30 minutes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, for rolling
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF. If desired, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
  2. 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.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. 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.
  5. In a small bowl or plate, combine 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.