Best Snickerdoodles

These classic snickerdoodle cookies are soft, chewy, and coated in a delicious cinnamon-sugar mixture. Perfect for any occasion, these cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them.With just the right amount of sweetness and spice, these snickerdoodles are a timeless treat that will have you coming back for more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
These snickerdoodles are incredibly easy to make and require simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. The combination of cinnamon and sugar creates a warm, comforting flavor that is irresistible. These cookies are perfect for holiday gatherings, bake sales, or simply as a sweet treat to enjoy at home.


  • 2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened (salted)
  • 2 cups white sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and 1 & 1/2 cups sugar until pale yellow, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Mix in eggs until well combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes together.
  6. In a separate, small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon together.
  7. Shape dough into about 1-3/4 inch balls and roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar.
  8. Space the balls about 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 9-10 minutes. (Oven temperatures may vary. Cooking time may be more or less.)
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: Makes about 24 cookies
  • Kcal: Approximately 120 kcal per cookie


Store the snickerdoodles in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. These cookies also freeze well; simply place them in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.

Recipe Tips:

  • For extra flavor, you can add a dash of nutmeg or allspice to the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Make sure not to overbake the cookies to keep them soft and chewy.
  • Feel free to customize these cookies by adding chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit to the dough for a unique twist on the classic snickerdoodle.

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