Snickerdoodle Cookies

Looking for a different cookie that has a unique taste? The cinnamon and cream of tartar add a special flavor to these crackly surfaced snickerdoodle cookies.

One of my earliest memories was making snickerdoodles when I was a girl scout. Since then I have made these cookies for cookie exchanges, and when I wanted something sweet, and tangy.

If you haven’t tried these cookies before, you are missing out.  These cookies are rolled in cinnamon and sugar to give them a wonderful crunchy crust.

How to make Snickerdoodles


Do you need to make cookies, but you don’t have any chocolate chips, peanut butter, or oatmeal? I bet you have what you need on hand to make snickerdoodle cookies.

These are simple cookies to make, and you don’t need a lot of exotic ingredients to put together this classic cookie.

Snickerdoodles are basically a sugar cookie that is rolled in sugar and cinnamon. By rolling the cookie into the mixture of cinnamon and sugar, you make a crispy coating with the perfect amount of spice.

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How to make Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are sweet and buttery cookies with a delicious cinnamon flavor.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Snickerdoodles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Chilling: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 48
Calories: 95kcal


  • 1 cup butter - softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  • Mix butter, sugar and eggs thoroughly with a mixer.
  • Sift dry ingredients together.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Chill dough for at least an hour.
  • Form the dough into balls.
  • Roll the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Place the sugar coated balls on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes on greased cookie sheet. They will flatten out as they bake.



Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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