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Snickerdoodles

You are going to LOVE this easy snickerdoodle cookie recipe. These soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies are a family favorite, especially during the holiday months.
4.59 from 12 votes

Ingredients
  

For the Snickerdoodles:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, if necessary.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Turn the mixer off and add all of the dry ingredients. Mix on low until just combined. Don't over mix.
  • Roll the cookie dough into balls, about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Roll all of the cookies into the cinnamon sugar mixture, making sure each cookie ball is generously coated.
  • Place the cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set around the edges but still soft in the center. Don't over bake. The cookies will set up after they cool.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely. Continue baking the rest of the cookies.
Keywords cookies, dessert, snickerdoodle