{Recipe} Snickerdoodles

 I usually try to post recipes or ideas on this blog that have at least some shred of creativity, or originality… and I’m not sure that this recipe fulfils that in any way!  But sometimes you just can’t argue with delicious!  So, although this may be a recipe that exists in every cookbook, and on every baking site, here it is anyway.

Think of this as simply a reminder of how delicious cinnamon, sugar and butter can be!


1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

For rolling-

2 Tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

~ Directions ~

1.)  Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).

2.)  Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Beat until fluffy (30 seconds).

3.)  Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

4.)  Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

5.)  Using a large cookie dough scoop, make balls of dough, and then roll each ball into the bowl of cinnamon/sugar.

6.)  Place dough 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

7.)  Bake 8-10 minutes, or until set but not too hard.  Remove from baking sheets and cool on a cooling rack.

Recipe source-  Slightly adapted version of a widely available old-fashioned recipe.

Happy Baking!


  1. My husband loves cinnamon and sugar so they are definitely my next cookie to try. Your recipes never disappoint and always get rave reviews. I know it’s very basic and traditional, but I would still would love a good bakery style chewy peanut butter cookie recipe if you ever get a chance. 🙂

  2. i have just found this recipe and will be trying it for my daughter as she loves cinnamon.will let you know how they turn out. x

  3. I just made these as part of my “christmas cookie baking extravaganza” and of all the recipes I have made thus far these are my fave! It’s hard to go wrong with butter, cinnamon and sugar. I’ve already got requests for two more batches

  4. Just tried these and they are delicous! WOW.

  5. Hi Glory,
    I love, love, LOVE your blog. Your recipes are delicious and reliable, in fact, I’m always getting compliments on the cookies, cupcakes, and bars from your site. You truly are an amazing woman. Thanks again for everything!

    Btw, I can’t wait to try these cookies! My french class has been waiting for something sweet! 🙂


  6. This snickerdoodle recipe looks like the one I have been searching for— real butter and the right amount of cinnamon. I’ll use the Vietnamese cinnamon (because I’m addicted to it) when I bake these tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe- I’ll let you know how it turns out! -Jodi

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