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Simple Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookies
Snickerdoodle cookies are the happiest of all cookies.  Try saying the word snickerdoodle ten times fast without smiling!  Such a happy cookie deserves a simple recipe, and this snickerdoodle cookie recipe fits the bill.  These snickerdoodle cookies take five minutes to prep, just ten minutes to bake, and they are perfectly soft, chewy, and moist.  This snickerdoodle cookie recipe is one to add to your recipe stash for the next time you need something for a last minute potluck, bake sale, after-school snack, or midnight munch.

The Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

The snickerdoodle cookie recipe that I used came from Allrecipes. I have reprinted it below with my own notes and a slight modification to use all butter instead of butter and shortening.
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Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Snickerdoodle cookies are the happiest of all cookies. Such a happy cookie deserves a simple recipe, and this recipe fits the bill. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword snickerdoodle cookies, snickerdoodle recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 15 one ounce snickerdoodle cookies
Calories 142kcal


Topping Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Topping Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Cookie Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Form balls of dough about one ounce each.
  • Flatten balls with your palm to form circles about 1/4" thick. Don't worry about being perfect.
  • Dip both sides of each cookie dough circle into the topping.
  • Place cookie dough circles about two inches apart on baking sheets lined with Silpats or parchment paper.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.
  • Eat!!


Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 comments on “Simple Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe”

  1. Sarasays:

    Yum, looks good! Also, have you tried Peabody’s Snickerdoodle Muffins? (
    They are absolutely amazing and might give you some ideas for your cupcake version if you haven’t already settled on the recipe! :-D

  2. Snickerdoodle,Snickerdoodle,
    Snikerdoodle, snickerdoodle,
    snicker…. Smile.
    Ohhhhh, your right. You can’t say snickedoodle 10 times without smiling.

  3. Stefsays:

    Sara – I haven’t tried them, but thanks for the suggestion. I mentioned it in my cupcake post.

    Ivy – Hahaha. I love it!!

  4. Anonymoussays:


  5. Anonymoussays:

    I absolutely love these cookies!!!!!!!! My moms friend thought that they we so good he could not stop eating them!!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe it is VERRRRY GOOOD jk ITS GRRRREAT

  6. Stefsays:

    Anon and Anon – Glad you guys loved them! Thanks for letting me know!

  7. Anonymoussays:

    Sounds great I will definitely try it thanks for the easy recipe :D

  8. Anonymoussays:

    I just made these for my son who’s home sick and loves snickerdoodles. They taste great, but they came out flat. I used organic wheat flour instead of all-purpose bleached…i wonder if thats why?

  9. Stefsays:

    Anon – Could be. Wheat flavor behaves very differently from all purpose flour. Maybe try half and half next time?

  10. My search is over for a perfect snickerdoodle recipe. Will try this one very soon.

  11. AnickHsays:

    snickerdoodles=favorite cookie<3

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