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Soft Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

A Soft Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe with incredible crisp, golden edges and soft, buttery centres makes these cinnamon sugar cookies THE BEST!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
RESTING TIME30 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickerdoodle cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Karina



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cup flour, (all purpose or plain)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 5 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar(s) until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes), scraping the sides of the bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla for a further 2 minutes until well incorporated.
  • Fold in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt until just combined.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cover dough and refrigerate for about 30 minutes (if time allows).
  • Roll cookie dough into balls (about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough per cookie). Roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and evenly coat.
  • Arrange cookies at least 3-inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon/sugar to ensure cookies are completely covered.
  • For thick cookies: spoon dough onto your baking sheets straight from the spoon (use a cookie dough scoop). Don't roll them into perfect round balls. You'll want higher rather than wider cookie dough balls so that they bake thick.
    For thin cookies: Make a small indent in the centre of each cookie ball by lightly pressing down before baking to flatten them out a little.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes or until edges are golden.
  • Let cool for about 10-15 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Cookies stay fresh at room temperature for 5-6 days stored in an airtight container.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg