Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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When I think about making cookies, one of my favorite from my childhood are Snikerdoodles!  I am not sure where this recipe came from as it is one my mom taught me and I have been making for years now.  These are a great choice to bring to the holidays for children or picky eaters.  Everyone loves a good sugar cookie right?  Plus you can easily make them festive with sprinkles.

The BEST Snickerdoodle recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • cinnamon & sugar

Snickerdoodle recipe

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer.

Baking snickerdoodle cookies

How to make snickerdoodles

The BEST Snickerdoodle cookie recipe

Add your egg and beat until combined.

Snickerdoodle cookies- yum!

Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.

Snickerdoodle cookies

Add sifted dry ingredients to the butter, sugar & egg mixture.  Mix together until fully incorporated.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Snickerdoodle cookie dough

After chilling the dough, roll it out into walnut sized balls.  Roll each dough ball through a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.  If you want to add sprinkles to the cookies, make sure to add them to this cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Sprinkles will not stick well after the cookies are cooked, so adding them before hand it key.

Snickerdoodle cookie recipe

Place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Making snickerdoodles

Cool on wire rack.  Makes about 24 cookies.  These are still one of my favorite cookies and a big hit with kids! Enjoy :)

Making snickerdoodle cookies

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