I’ve tried a lot of cookies over the years and I’ve made a lot of cookies over the years. This recipe for Snickerdoodle Cookies is the best one I’ve ever had. Hands down.
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. They are soft in the middle, a little crispy around the edges if you bake them just right. The cinnamon and sugar combo are to die for. Yum!
What is a Snickerdoodle
A lot of people think that snickerdoodles are just sugar cookies with some cinnamon on them. While that might seem like the case, there is one important ingredient that sets them apart, besides the cinnamon. It’s cream of tartar. If you’re wondering what on earth cream of tartar does, it makes the cookies chewier and gives it a tang.
How to make Snickerdoodles
Now that we got that cleared up, how do you make these favorite cookies? You will need the following:
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- baking soda
- cream of tartar
- hand mixer or stand mixer
- baking sheets – these are my favorites
- measuring spoons – favorites for dry ingredients!
- cookie scoop
I make these snickerdoodle cookies a lot for friends and family. I’ve had a few kids request them even though they said they hated cinnamon. (I know, kids are weird sometimes aren’t they?)
Best Snickerdoodle Recipe
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.
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.
Other Snickerdoodle Recipes
Love this Snickerdoodle recipe? Then you’re going to love these other recipes too. Please click each link below to find the easy, printable recipe!
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Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe
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Best Snickerdoodle Cookies
- 1 c unsalted butter (2 sticks) 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
- 8 tbsp granulated sugar (or 1/2 c)
- 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.
Recipe adapted from Lovin’ From the Oven.
So what do you think? Ready to try the best hands down ever Sugardoodle Cookies?