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Snickerdoodles

snickerdoodle cookie recipe
We are big Snickerdoodle fans around here. Not only are Snickerdoodles my favorite cookie, they are also Will’s favorite cookie. Last year, when he was not feeling well and home from school, we made these cookies together. I posted the recipe on my photography blog but also wanted to include it here. We made these again the other day and we loved them just as much. This recipe is a great one to make with children. They can help with the measuring, mixing, rolling, and sugaring. These cookies are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They have a cinnamony crust that is just spicy enough so that you know that it is cinnamon, but not overpowering in the least bit. These cookies are my idea of the perfect cookie. And Will’s.

Will’s teacher’s are a wonderful mother-daughter team. The mom of the team had a surgery and was down for the count for awhile. While she was away, I made sure that she was well stocked in baked goods. Thankfully, she is all better and the other morning she handed me a grocery bag. I assumed that it was just plates and containers that she was returning. It was, but also 4 pounds of butter! A thank you if you will for sending her treats while she was away. I have not laughed that hard at 7:45am in a long time. So of course, I went home and made her these. 3.5 pounds of butter to go.

snickerdoodle recipe2 sticks room temperature butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

snickerdoodle recipeCream together the butter and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy.

snickerdoodle recipeAdd the eggs and vanilla.

snickerdoodle recipeAdd the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

snickerdoodle recipeUsing an ice cream scoop or two teaspoons, roll the dough into a ball. Mix together the 2 Tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the dough ball into the sugar.

snickerdoodle recipePut the cookie dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press the dough down slightly.

snickerdoodle recipeBake in a 400 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

snickerdoodle cookie recipe
Package some of these little pieces of cinnamon heaven up and share them with a friend.

snickerdoodle recipeIf you don’t take my word for how good they are, take theirs.

snickerdoodle recipe
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Snickerdoodles


Ingredients

  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop or two teaspoons, roll the dough into a ball. Mix together the 2 Tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the dough ball into the sugar.
  5. Put the cookie dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press the dough down slightly.
  6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

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  1. Deanna

    June 3rd, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I love snickerdoodles. I think it was because I used to make them when I was little with my grandma.

    I also love the tags on the package. Adorable. Where did you get them? They would be the perfect gift for a lot of people I know.

  2. bakedbree

    June 3rd, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    The tags came from Williams-Sonoma. A good friend bought me the embosser as a gift. https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/interchangeable-personal-embosser-plate/?pkey=x|4|1||4|embosser||0&cm_src=SCH

  3. Nicole

    June 3rd, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Snickerdoodles are one of my all time favorite cookies! Cinnamon and sugar are meant to be together. These look great!

  4. Lynn

    June 6th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I made these this afternoon with my 3-year-old daughter. What a perfect mother-daughter project for a Sunday afternoon! She helped at every stage and especially liked rolling the dough in the cinnamon sugar and pressing the dough down on the cookie sheet (although she got a bit overzealous and completely flattened a couple of them!). My daughter added her own special touch to the cookies by putting sprinkles on hers. We packaged some up and shared with neighbors. My girl was so proud that she had made the cookies herself! Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. bakedbree

    June 6th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    that is awesome! I am so glad that you two had fun making Snickerdoodles. I hope that you will make other things with her, I love cooking with my children. It is one of my favorite things to do with them.

  6. Memoria

    June 6th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Goodness!! I haven’t made snickerdoodles in a long time. I need to make some now.

  7. bakedbree

    June 6th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    You will be happy if you do. They are definitely in the top 3 of my favorite cookies.

  8. Jen Stewart

    June 8th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    ahhhhh snickerdoodles….. My great grandma was a master at making snickerdoodles!! In fact my love of them comes from her. Every time we came to visit (even if we surprised her with a visit) she always seemed to have a fresh batch of snickerdoodles ready for us. To this day I can’t eat a snickerdoodle without thinking of her.

    I haven’t made snickerdoodles in YEARS (in fact I’m not sure my youngest children have experienced their goodness) can’t wait to try your recipe and share their tastiness with my kiddos!

  9. bakedbree

    June 9th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I hope that you make it with your children. Mine love making them. And eating them.

  10. Megan

    February 12th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    These look so easy! Snickerdoodles are my father in law’s favorite cookie, and, Tomorrow is his birthday! I made my morther in law German Chocolate cupcakes for her birthday, and, I’ll be making these tomorrow for my F.I.L. THanks so much for posting this. And, by the way, your little man is so cute!

  11. bakedbree

    February 13th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    me too! Snickerdoodles are my all time favorite cookie. Hope that he liked them.

  12. Kristie Johnson

    November 27th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Hi Bree,
    I have to make cookies for a cookie exchange and I was going to make these. Am I missing it somewhere on your recipe how many cookies this recipe makes? I have to make 6 dozen, so I’m guessing I’ll probably have to double or triple it?

  13. bakedbree

    November 27th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I would at least double it. I think that you can get 3 dozen.

  14. Caitlin

    April 24th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Just made these and they are soooo delicious! 🙂

  15. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I love a snickerdoodle! Glad that you liked them.

  16. reyna

    October 13th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I’m confused on the amount of butter for this recipe.
    By two sticks do you mean two whole sticks or two half sticks like you have in the picture?

  17. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    They are not half sticks, they are all 1/2 cups, they are just packaged differently company to company.

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