Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies
These homemade snickerdoodle cookies are perfectly soft, chewy and sweet. They are rolled in cinnamon sugar and bake in under 10 minutes! Snickerdoodles are such a classic cookie and definitely a favorite for their sweet vanilla flavor and soft, chewy texture. This recipe makes about 2 dozen or 24 cookies.
- Author: Marley Braunlich
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Cream together sugar, softened butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Beat in room temperature eggs one at a time so the sugar and butter don't separate.
- Use the spoon and level method to measure the flour into a mixing bowl. Add cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and stir to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and mix to form the cookie dough.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop cookie dough and roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls.
- Make cinnamon sugar by mixing sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the cookie dough balls in the cinnamon sugar to fully coat.
- Arrange cinnamon sugar-dusted cookie dough balls on the lined baking sheet at least two inches apart. Do not flatten the dough balls. This recipe makes 24-26 cookies depending on the size you roll.
- Bake cookies at 375°F for 10 minutes. Keep a close eye so they do not burn on the bottoms. Store snickerdoodles in an airtight container for a week!
- Fresh cream of tartar is the key to making the best fluffy snickerdoodles.
- Do not over-bake or bake on the bottom rack, the cookies may burn on the bottom.
- See recipe blog post for more baking tips.
Keywords: snickerdoodle cookies, snickerdoodles, cinnamon sugar, sugar cookie, crinkle cookie