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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, dessert, snickerdoodle
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Maria Lichty

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg