Super soft and full of cinnamon – this Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe is sure to be a hit! They’re one of our Most Requested cookie recipes and always get so many compliments!
I LOVE Snickerdoodles! My family searched for the best Snickerdoodle Recipe for a long time, and we finally found THE ONE. We’ve been using it for as long as I can remember now. I wish my mom could remember where she found it, but she thinks it’s from an old family friend.
Why is it called a Snickerdoodle? From Wikipedia: The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudeln (“snail noodles”), a kind of pastry. Not sure how that word adapted, but I do admit that there is something sweet and fun about the word.
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. 🙂 We know there are tons who loves this cinnamon cookie, but if you fall under that category, then I suggest giving this cookie recipe a try. We love changing it up like we did with these White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles (more white chocolate chips plus pumpkin spice).
Cinnamon and sugar goodness!!
How to Make Snickerdoodles:
We love that these cookies are so simple that even the kids can help out!! The snickerdoodle ingredients needed for this recipe include:
- cream of tartar
- baking soda
You begin by mixing together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside and cream together the butter and sugar followed by adding the eggs until it is well blended.
From there you add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix well and then shape dough into 1 inch balls.
Mix these balls into your cinnamon and sugar mixture and place on an un-greased pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.
These cinnamon cookies are baked to perfection and result in the easiest, most delicious cookie!!
What’s the perfect cinnamon/sugar ratio for snickerdoodles? We love using 3 tablespoons sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon. 😉
How to Store Snickerdoodle Cookies?
Most cookies can stay fresh when stored in an airtight container at room temp for about 3 days. If you are wanting them to last longer we suggest freezing them.
Is There a Substitute for Cream of Tartar?
Do I need cream of Tartar for Snickerdoodles?
Although cream of tartar is typically used in snickerdoodle recipes to add a unique tangy taste and chewy texture, you can still use a substitute for it. It is one of the key ingredients that transforms it into a tangy, chewy cookie differentiating it from a typical butter sugar cookie.
For more snickerdoodle recipes, check out:
- White Chocolate Snickerdoodles
- Snickerdoodle Bars
- Snickerdoodle Bread
- Cinnamon Cream Cheese Blondie
- Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow
- Snickerdoodle Muffins
Snickerdoodle Cookie Video Instructions:
Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
Super soft and full of cinnamon - this Snickerdoodles recipe is sure to be a hit! They're one of our all-time favorite cookie recipes and always get so many compliments!
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
Mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. (Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies)