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Classic Snickerdoodles

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This classic snickerdoodle recipe is my very favorite! I have been making these for years and it took a lot of tast testing to get these to be just right.

These snickerdoodles are soft, light and delicious. I have been asked for the recipe dozens of times over the years and today I am excited to share it with you. These go perfectly with a nice cup of cinnamon hot chocolate too!

This is the best recipe for soft and light Snickerdoodles. So tasty & always popular!




























Why this Classic Snickerdoodles Recipe?

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. You mix the dough and cover the little rolled balls with a cinnamon sugar mixture before baking. The result is a soft, chewy cookie with a chewy texture with a light cinnamon flavor!

Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe


I have honestly missed baking while on my travels. This classic snickerdoodles recipe is so good, its like comfort food.

These little balls of dough bake into the best snickerdoodles I ever had.














This easy Snickerdoodle recipe is one I have adapted numerous times over the years and we love them. These chewy snickerdoodle cookies are soft and cake-like cinnamon bundles of joy and go perfectly with coffee, tea, and lemonade.

Ingredients for Classic Snickerdoodles


white sugar




vanilla extract

cream of tarter – made from egg whites




















This is the best recipe after several iterations over the years.

How To Make Classic Snickerdoodles


  1. In a large bowl, mix wet ingredients, add flour mixture ingredients, except for cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Place cinnamon-sugar mixture in a separate bowl. Using a spoon to roll into balls, dip cookie dougn balls in cinnamon sugar topping and roll to coat.
  3. Place cookie dough balls on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake and let cool on a wire rack.

How To Make Classic Snickerdoodles

























Best Classic Snickerdoodles Recipe

Best Snickerdoodles hese soft and light Snickerdoodles are so light and almost cake-like. I have changed up the classic Snickerdoodle recipe for years!
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5 from 35 votes


After trying many snickerdoodle recipes, this is the adaptation I love. The cookies are soft and just chewy enough.
Course Cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Topping
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • In mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Mix dry ingredients separately and gradually incorporate into butter mixture. Chill dough at least 1 hour.
  • While dough is chilling, prepare topping by mixing cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Form into balls and roll in topping mixture. Drop by teaspoonful onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes until golden.

Expert Tips and Timesavers

  • For best results, make sure eggs and butter are at room temperature
  • Store cooled cookies in an airtight container
  • You can make the snickerdoodle cookie dough the day before. Just wrap and refrigerate.
  • Use a cookie scoop for even, round cookies.
  • You can line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. 


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