These Snickerdoodles are simple to make, soft and chewy and filled with sweet cinnamon flavor. 
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Last updated on May 28, 2021 by Liza Hawkins

These Snickerdoodles are simple to make, soft and chewy and filled with sweet cinnamon flavor.

Snickerdoodles cookies on a cooling rack.

More and more I’m trying to cook things from scratch. I’ve made Italian bread, French bread, pizza dough and biscuits and one day I plan to try my hand at homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, too!

Making breads from scratch is exponentially easier with a KitchenAid mixer, something I didn’t use when I made my first ball of dough. It’s super hard work to knead dough by hand, especially bread dough. If you don’t already own one, it’s something to save up for or ask for as a gift. I LOVE mine.

Other baked goods are much simpler to put into the regular “homemade” rotation. Like … cookies!


The bonus of baking cookies from scratch is that we get to lick the cookie dough bowl, something that’s definitely missed when you buy the cookies from the supermarket. (At your own risk, of course! Though there are safer ways to enjoy raw cookie dough.)

Close up of a ball of cookie dough coated in cinnamon-sugar.

It’s hard to stray away from chocolate chip cookies.

They’re a classic and I love them.

But I’m always game for trying something different, too. Like, Snickerdoodles!

Close up side shot of a freshly baked Snickerdoodle cookie on a baking sheet.

Cinnamon, sugar, buttery cookie — what’s not to love (especially warm right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk)?

Cookie dough ball, cookies on a cooling rack, and close up side shot of a freshly baked Snickerdoodle on a baking sheet.


Snickerdoodles on a cooling rack
Yield: 20 Cookies


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These Snickerdoodles are simple to make, soft and chewy and filled with sweet cinnamon flavor.


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cream the butter, 3/4 cup sugar and egg together with a mixer for 2 minutes. Sift the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt together in separate medium bowl.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and continue mixing for 1 more minute, or until the ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the cookie dough into 1-1/2" balls, then coat them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place them on an ungreased baking sheet about 2" apart.
  5. Bake the Snickerdoodles for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges look golden and the tops aren't shiny. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for 1 minute before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Tip: eat a cookie while it's still warm!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

6 Comments on “Snickerdoodles

  1. it’s fantastic you have the little recipe blurb to print! these look fantastic and you’re right–pizza dough etc. is easier than you think! great post!

    1. I start making my recipes printable years ago – it’s just easier for the reader! 🙂 I love this plug-in in particular. Thanks!

  2. The cookies look so yummy. You should definitely make mozzarella and ricotta soon, I went to a class a few weeks ago and loved it and came home and made both – ricotta is super super easy to make

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