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Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

These Snickerdoodles are soft, chewy and cinnamon-y.  A delicious and easy cookie for any time of year!  Makes a big batch so you can freeze half to enjoy later!

Hello friends!  Welcome to day #3 of Christmas Cookie Week! I hope you have enjoyed the first two recipes from this week:  Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust and Turtle Cookies.  So far I think the Turtle Cookies might be my favourite…well I love the butter tart squares too…oh, but I really love these Snickerdoodles…hmmm it’s so hard to choose.

I had never actually made Snickerdoodles before, that’s kind of weird I know.  I have eaten them, just never made them.  And they’re a cookie my kids ask for a lot, so I figured there was no time like the present!  And this recipe did not disappoint.  These Snickerdoodles are soft, chewy and cinnamon-y.  Yummo.  My kids went crazy for them!


And they are so easy to make too, which is fabulous!  The recipe isn’t complicated so you can whip up a batch last minute before guests come over, or have them ready for when the kids get home from school.  My kids love coming home to fresh baked cookies!  The first thing they do after they get their boots off is head to the kitchen to see what’s waiting for them!  I love that, and I hope it’s something they remember fondly about their childhood.  🙂


I hope you enjoy these Snickerdoodles!  We sure did…they’re now in my cookie rotation full time.


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Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe


  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x


These Snickerdoodles are soft, chewy and cinnamon-y.  A delicious and easy cookie for any time of year!  Makes a big batch so you can freeze half to enjoy later!



Cookie recipe:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs

Cinnamon Sugar Mix:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  5. Then add the eggs and mix well.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, and combine.
  7. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, and roll them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture (see above picture).
  8. Place the balls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  9. Using the bottom of a cup, lightly flatten the balls of dough (see above picture).
  10. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  11. Let the cookies cool slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Keywords: cookies, Snickerdoodle cookies recipe, Snickerdoodles

Recipe from The Joy of Cooking

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Here are all the cookies I made for this years Christmas Cookie week:


Butter Tart Squares with Shortbread Cookie Crust  |  Turtle Cookies

Snickerdoodles  |  Peanut Butter Balls  |  Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply
    Donna Sinclair
    December 4, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Okay, I am probably the only person in the country that has never eaten a snickerdoodle? I have heard of them and they seem to be on a lot of people’s cookie lists but it just has never happened to me. So, I am definitely going to make them I know that nothing will look as pretty and perfect as yours do….how DO you do that? But, I will give it a good honest go. I think I am a sloppy baker…really I do.

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      December 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

      Oh they’re so good you must try them!

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    Joann @ Woman in Real Life
    December 4, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    I don’t recall every trying a Snickerdoodle. And I agree with Donna – your cookies look so pretty and perfect! I hope you are enjoying Christmas Cookie Week.


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    December 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    We love these, my mom and the kids whipped up a batch last night as a matter of fact. Reminds us of Mary. Your pictures are gorgeous!!

    • Reply
      December 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      Thanks Lori! What a great memory to have of Mary! And I love that you baked them the same day I did! xoxo

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    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate
    December 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I have never made them either. They just have never been a Christmas tradition in my family. I might have to switch things up this year and try them!

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      December 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

      I never actually thought of them as a Christmas cookie before, but really they’re just like a sugar cookie but with cinnamon! SO good!

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    Virginia Fynes
    December 4, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    These look so delish, thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      December 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by Virginia!

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    Ricki Jill Treleaven
    December 4, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Thanks so much for the tip about the sugar. I will try to find it here in the States! I love trying new Snickerdoodle recipes, so I’ll try yours at some point during Christmas!

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      December 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      You are so welcome! Enjoy!

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    Angie@Echoes of Laughter
    December 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    This is my daughter’s favourite cookie! She would love these and great tip about the sugar too! Angie xo

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      December 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

      My daughter loves them too…they’re SO good!

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    Grace @ sense and simplicity
    December 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    I”ve never had them either. I’m inspired to give them a try. They look so pretty.

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    December 9, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    I have been making snickerdoodles for many years!!! They are so good. They are one of those batches of cookies you double because they are gone so fast. They are on my list to bake this weekend. 🙂

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    Tammy McKenzie
    December 25, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    OMG!!! These cookies were AMAZINGLY GREAT! This recipe is PERFECTION. I’m sooo glad I came across it on Pinterest. I’ve been looking for a perfect snickerdoodle recipe. I followed exactly as the recipe stated. They were chewy and crispy around the edges and looked just like your picture. I made them for Christmas but will be making them year round. Happy Holidays!
    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

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      January 4, 2014 at 2:22 PM

      Hi Tammy! This is so fantastic! Thank you for letting me know!
      Happy New Year to you! 🙂

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    Lina Di Marco
    August 18, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    Your cookies look wonderful but I am wondering if I can reduce the amount of sugar?

    T-y from Quebec

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      August 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      I have never made them any other way, so I’m not really sure. I might try to make them again some day and lower the sugar! If you try them with less, let me know how they turn out! Happy Baking!

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    February 3, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    I had to add about 1/3 cup more flour in order to keep them from spreading out all over the pan, but once I did that, they turned out great. The “failures” tasted great, too!

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