Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle cookie with cinnamon sugar on parchment paper.

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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.


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Cookie Dough:

  • 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

Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Cream together sugar, softened butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.


  • 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.