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Easy Snickerdoodles Recipe
4.85 from 13 votes

Classic Snickerdoodles Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

This quick and easy Snickerdoodles cookies recipe yields soft and chewy cookies with crispy, sugary tops. Snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tartar included.

Servings: 24 Cookies
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 177 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • cups Flour All-purpose
  • ¾ cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted
  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 Egg yolk From large egg
  • tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  • ¼ cup Sugar granulated
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon powder more or less depending on your preference


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  2. Add the egg and egg yolk and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon powder, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!
  5. Chill this dough for at least an hour.
  6. Scoop out small portions of the dough and shape them into small balls.

  7. Roll them in a bowl of cinnamon sugar. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper. If you like, you can flatten them slightly with the palm of your hands (results in thinner cookies).

  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are firm and golden brown and the centers are slightly soft. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Classic Snickerdoodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 173mg7%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.