Snickerdoodle Cookies are a delicious and sweet sugar cookie with a cinnamon sugar coating.

Making them both soft chewy and delicious. You’re going to love this super simple snickerdoodle cookie recipe! 

Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

This easy snickerdoodle cookie recipe makes enough cookies to share with everyone (and then some) but I totally understand if you don’t feel like sharing after you see, smell and taste how great they are when you pull them out of the oven.

Having a good snickerdoodle cookie recipe on hand is always nice for when you want to enjoy a sweet treat.

The cookies may contain a lot of ingredients, but they are fairly simple to make and don’t take very long in the oven either. This is perfect for those of us lacking patience for a more “involved” recipe!

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Cinnamon and sugar are a perfect flavor combination that goes great on practically anything.

Even my homemade Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie wouldn’t be the same without the cinnamon sugar topping!

So remember, don’t skimp on the cinnamon sugar, it’s what makes these snickerdoodles feel complete.

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Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 3 Cup Flour
  • 2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 4 tsp Cinnamon
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How to Make Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the butter on medium to high speed for 1 minute
  • Add in the sugar and mix to combine
  • Add in the eggs one at a time
  • Whip the mixture for 1-2 minutes
  • Add in half of the flour
  • Mix in the vanilla, baking soda and cream of tartar
  • Mix in the remaining flour
  • Shape the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls
  • Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 4 tsp Cinnamon in a Zip Lock bag and then shake to combine (this saves you a little cleanup, but you can use a bowl if you prefer).
  • Add the dough balls and then cover in the sugar mixture
  • Place the covered cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown
  • Cool on wire rack.
Snickerdoodle Cookies
Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Can I cut Cookie Recipe in Half?

You can easily cut this cookie recipe in half thanks to the simple measurements being used.

If you’d like to make fewer cookies or don’t have enough of the ingredients on hand, cutting the snickerdoodles recipe in half makes perfect sense.

Why do you need Cream of Tartar in Snickerdoodle Cookie?

Cream of Tartar is one of the ingredients in the Snickerdoodle that helps to make it the way it is.

The traditional Snickerdoodle cookies use cream of tartar to help the cookie get its slightly tangy and chewy texture. 

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

What’s the difference between a Sugar Cookie and Snickerdoodles?

A sugar cookie and a Snickerdoodle are fairly similar, but thanks to the cream of tartar in the Snickerdoodles, the flavor is completely different.

Not only that but the snickerdoodles are nice and chewy thanks to the cooked sugar on the outside.

Can I skip using Cream of Tartar?

Yes, you can use baking powder in place of the Cream of Tartar.

By leaving out both the baking soda and the cream of tartar your cookies may not taste the same as a traditional snickerdoodle cookie, but they should still be chewy and delicious.

Can I freeze Snickerdoodle Cookies?

Absolutely! These cookies freeze incredibly well.

Simply lay them on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes before transferring to a freezer-friendly airtight container or gallon sized plastic bag.

While you can just toss the completely cooled into the container, you risk them sticking to each other, making them harder to grab just a few at a time.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

How to Thaw Snickerdoodle Cookies?

Thawing your cookies couldn’t possibly get any easier.

Take your cookie out of the freezer and place it on the counter for 5-10 minutes. If it’s a warm or sunny day, you may notice you don’t even need this long!

Can I add Pumpkin?

You can use pumpkin puree in exchange for the eggs in this recipe by substituting ¼ cup of pumpkin puree for each egg requested.

This will give you a delicious pumpkin snickerdoodle cookie that is perfect for fall (or whenever) a pumpkin craving strikes!

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

A delicious soft, fluffy and chewy sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Making Snickerdoodle Cookies a delicious cookie recipe with cinnamon sugar in every bite. Yum!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 441kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees
  • In a mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high speed for 1 minute
  • Add Sugar and mix to combine
  • Add Eggs one at a time. Whip for 1-2 minutes
  • Add half the Flour
  • Mix in Vanilla, Baking Soda and Cream of Tartar. Mix in remaining Flour
  • Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls
  • Combine 3/4 Cup Sugar and 4 tsp Cinnamon in a Zip Lock bag and shake to combine.
  • Add Dough and cover in sugar mixture
  • Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown
  • Cool on wire rack


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg
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