The Best Snickerdoodle Cookies I’ve Ever Had

I’ve tried a lot of cookies over the years and I’ve made a lot of cookies over the years.  I just found a new favorite. This recipe for Snickerdoodles is the best one I’ve ever had. Hands down. These are hands down the best Snickerdoodle cookies I've ever had.  I could eat a dozen in one sitting.  I am a vanilla and caramel girl. I bake with chocolate a lot because 3 of the other 4 people in my family love it (JJ is with his momma!). Finding a recipe that doesn’t contain chocolate makes me sooo happy.  Yes I’ve made Snickerdoodles before several times.  But with this recipe I just couldn’t stop eating them.  They are magical. 

The Best Snickerdoodle Cookies I’ve Ever Had


  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • Topping
  • 8 Tbsp.(or 1/2 c.) granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a bowl, cream softened butter and sugars together.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the cookie ingredients.
  • Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 - 60 minutes.
  • Combine topping sugar and cinnamon together.
  • Roll dough into small balls and in the cinnamon/sugar mix.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes depending on your oven.
  • Do NOT over bake.
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Recipe slightly adapted from Lovin’ From the Oven.

These are hands down the best Snickerdoodle cookies I've ever had.   They are SO good.   Thirty Handmade Days My notes on this are- use real butter (always) and to not over bake.  The key to this and all of my favorite cookie recipes is to not bake them too long.  I know ovens vary – some bake things quicker than others.  I err on the side of under than over because they continue to cook after you take them out of the oven.  Same thing goes for my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I used the palm of my hand to flatten them a bit after adding the balls to the cookie sheet.  You don’t have to do that.  But they turned out A+ in my book. These are hands down the best Snickerdoodle cookies I've ever had. They are SO good. | Thirty Handmade Days Another note is that normally when making cinnamon/sugar mix, it’s usually 2 Tbsps of sugar to 1 tsp of cinnamon.  I usually end up adding more sugar.  But it’s just a personal preference of mine- less cinnamon, more sugar. These are hands down the best Snickerdoodle cookies I've ever had. They are SO good. From Thirty Handmade Days

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  1. Jeanette says

    I made these AWSOME cookies yesterday. Holy Cow! My husband couldn’t stop raving about them. This recipe is so easy. I’ve tried many years ago to make snickerdoodle cookies but never had much luck. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

  2. NW says

    These came out perfect. No need to refrigerate the dough, I also cooked in convection oven at 325 because my oven wouldn’t go any lower. They are tasty, buttery and perfect. I will definitely make again and again!

  3. Sue says

    Okay, had to try these as I adore snickerdoodles! I didn’t have unsalted butter, so I used regular and simply omitted the additional salt called for in the recipe. OMGosh!!! You were not kidding – these truly are the best snickerdoodles I have ever eaten! Thanks so much for this recipe!!

  4. Olgie says

    We all loved the Sinckerdoodles. My grandson 8 and his friend 7 helped make them so they got to help eat them!
    I really like your website and I will try your chessey dinner rolls next!

  5. says

    These look yummy! Tomorrow will be baking day at my house. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Just stopped by from the Pin Junkie Friday Link Party.


  6. Annette says

    Great recipe – made them for the office and people loved them. One person called them “pillows of goodness”

    Becel Buttery margarine for butter (added an extra 2 teaspoons) – I find using margarine makes for a softer, more chewy vs. crumbly cookie
    Extra 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs (for a richer flavor)
    Extra tablespoon of dark brown sugar
    Extra 1/2 tsp of vanilla

  7. Tammy says

    I can’t wait to try the snickerdoodles. I made some last week for my daughter’s school and they did not turn out well. They didn’t spread and were just little cookie balls. They tasted fine but looked horrible.

  8. Jenna S says

    Holy cow! I saw the pin on Pinterest and decided to give it a go. If you are hesitant to try these just stop debating with yourself right now. These are delicious! I guess I have a weird oven because I had to bake these bad boys for 14 minutes.

  9. Joan Smith says

    Made these last week, and yes, best ones I’ve ever made. Tastes as good as the best I’ve eaten. Snickerdoodles are a surprisingly hard recipe to get right, most I’ve tried miss the mark. This is a 10. Loved them!

  10. Mary says

    Definitely not for everyone. I like the addition of the brown sugar but I miss the cream of tartar flavor and the butter is overwhelming. I think it needs to be half butter and half shortening. Cookies were very flat. Needs a little more flour.

  11. Rachelle says

    I have a quick suggestion. The directions should be changed so that we don’t preheat the oven first since the dough has to chill for 30 minutes. No reason to have the oven on that long especially on a hot summer day.

  12. Iris says

    These really are the best snickersdoodle cookies ever. No joke, I make them often and everyone wants the recipe. My only change was using dark brown sugar because the first time I made them that’s what I had on hand. LOVE THEM!!!!

  13. Kristen says

    I just made these cookies tonight! Found it on pinterest, it was very popular so I thought I’d give it a shot. They are delicious! My oven ended up taking about 23 minutes to get them fully cooked, and the last 5 minutes were at 350 because I was getting impatient, lol. Maybe I made them too big or something.. the size of mine were a little bigger than a cotton ball. I also didn’t flatten them so that could be why. Either way, great cookies, just took a little longer than expected :)

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