The Best Snickerdoodles Recipe

I LOVE Snickerdoodles!

My family searched for the best Snickerdoodles Recipe for a long time, and we finally found THE ONE. We’ve been using it for as long as I can remember now. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s easy and cookies always turn out SOFT, which for me is pretty much a requirement for a good cookie. :)

All-Time Favorite Snickerdoodles Recipe! They always turn out soft! { } #snickerdoodles

I’m telling you – these are by far the best and softest Snickerdoodles I have to make. If you have a recipe that you love, leave a link to it in the comments below. I’d love to check it out!

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The Best Snickerdoodles Recipe
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
  2. Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs and blend well.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. (Makes about 4 dozen cookies)

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  1. 1

    Super yummy and you have a great tutorial. I would love for you to link it to CraftOManiac Monday going on now. Have a great week. Jen

  2. 2

    No cream of tarter where I live…any substitute?

    • 3

      Laura, there is no substitute for cream of tater, none whatsoever. I see you live in Las Vegas. There are tons of stores that carry cream of tarter in the baking section, its with the spices (cinnamon, salt, pepper, herbs). I know the big chains like Wal-Mart sell it.

    • 4

      Hey, just letting you know that I made these tonight without cream of tartar at all (no substitute either) and they tasted amazing!

    • 5

      I looked up substitution for cream of tartar and found, for every 1/8 tsp use 1/2 tsp lemon juice.

  3. 6

    They really are the best.. made them last week and they were a huge hit!

  4. 7

    In the pictures, the cinnamon on your snickerdoodles looks so brown and rich, but in the past when I’ve made snickerdoodles, the cinnamon looks more black and is more evenly mixed with the sugar–do you have any suggestions on how I can make my cookies look more like the ones in the pictures?

  5. 8

    I read that baking powder can substitute the baking soda and cream of tartar. However, the amounts for each substitution are conflicting. Do you have an idea how much baking powder I should substitute for the soda & tartar? I would rather not add another ingredient to my storage.

    • 9

      Add 2 teaspoons baking powder in place of the 2 teaspoons cream of tarter, cream of tarter gives an acrid taste to the cookies. The cookies are puffier when made in this way. Use same amount of baking soda (1 teaspoon).

  6. 12

    These really are amazing. My husband said they are possibly the best he’s ever had. This is the last snickerdoodle recipe I’ll ever need! Thank you.

  7. 13

    You have listed sugar twice. What are the correct ingredients?

  8. 15

    I’ve made a few of the snickerdoodle recipes from Pinterest, but these are by far, the best!!! Thank you!

  9. 17

    I made this exactly according to recipe, and they are phenomenal. I’d actually like to link up your recipe to some photos I took, if you don’t mind. :)

  10. 19
    TracyShirley :

    Made these tonight and they tasted great. Had one problem though, the dough was too gooey and sticky to roll so I just sprinkled the cinnamon and sugar over them. Any idea what I might have done wrong?

    • 20

      They should be a little sticky but not too sticky to roll into balls. Not sure what happened but you may need a tid more flour. Wish I could be more help!

      • 21

        Mine were really sticky too. I added more flour, but still too sticky to roll. I took 2 spoons and dropped some into the cinnamon sugar and rolled around. First dozen are coming out of oven now.

  11. 22

    Could this receipe be Gluetin Free? They sound so good I’d like to make them. I can have the rest of the ingredients, and would like to substiute an all purpose Gluetin Free flour.

  12. 23

    This is almost the exact recipe my mom uses, except she puts in a TBSP of cream of tartar. I just wish we had them more often than once a year!

  13. 25

    So I just made these and I am in love. Perfect snickersdoodles! Perfectly chewy and moist and yummy!

  14. 29

    As a leavening agent – replace the baking soda and the cream of tartar in the recipe with baking powder. One teaspoon of baking powder replaces 1/3 tsp of baking soda and 2/3 tsp cream of tartar.
    This is from the Frugal Living website. You may want to reconsider not having C of T in your pantry. I use mine for biscuits as well as for this recipe.

  15. 30

    Hi’ I’m making these cookies now. But my dough came out thin if that what describes it lol. Did I over cream my butter?

  16. 33

    Oh no :( I literally just finished making these, the mixture is too runny to roll into balls! I’m so confused!! I followed the recipe word for word! I must have messed up somewhere a long the lines. Maybe by using the electric mixer??? But i’ve made snickerdoodles that way before. Oh well, I’ll have to try again!

  17. 36

    I just made these yesterday and they came out absolutely perfect! These honestly are the best snickerdoodle cookies ever! My husband and friends could not stop eating them. Thanks for sharing!

  18. 37

    These are GREAT! My husband constantly asks for me to make them. Yumm!

  19. 38

    Hi, I’m not sure what I could have done wrong, but these cookies did not turn out well for me at all. My first batch was flat and too undercooked (despite baking them for the specified time), and my second batch was puffy around the edges, flat in the center, and almost hollow inside??

  20. 39

    Hi, do you mix these by hand or with stand mixer?

  21. 40

    OH MY GOD!!! these are beyond amazing, seriously!
    i´m from switzerland and never heard of these cookies before, but i like to try out new recipes ;) had no cream of tartar either, so i used baking soda instead. they just came out of the oven and i don´t think there will be any left to cool down.. they are sooo good! thank you so so much for this wonderful recipe!!!

    • 41

      I’m so glad you loved the cookies!! And it’s so fun to hear that someone is enjoying them all the way in Switzerland!! Hope you like other recipes on the site too. :D

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