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A close up of a stack of 5 Snickerdoodle cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

This is the best snickerdoodle cookies recipe. They are a little crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Perfection for any occasion. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 151kcal



  • ½ cup butter softened (1 stick)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For the topping:
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a medium, cream the butter, brown sugar and white sugar with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping.
  • Roll about 1 ½ tablespoons of the dough into a ball.
  • Then roll this ball in the cinnamon & sugar mixture and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. For a flatter cookie, press down the center a little.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are just light golden in color.  They need to be soft so watch carefully the last couple of minutes.


Measure out flour carefully to avoid the cookies being too hard.
Press the balls down in the center before placing in the oven for a flatter cookie.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg