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Snickerdoodle Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickerdoodles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 177kcal
Perfectly soft and chewy Snickerdoodle cookies with slightly crisp, golden edges and coated with a mouth warming cinnamon sugar mixture. This sweet and buttery cookie has a slight tang that Snickerdoodles are know for thanks to the cream of tartar. A classic during the holidays for sure, but this cookie should be made and enjoyed year round!
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  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For rolling

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
  • Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat until fluffy (30 seconds).
  • Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Using a large cookie dough scoop, make balls of dough, and then roll each ball into the bowl of cinnamon/sugar.
  • Place dough 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove from baking sheets and cool on a cooling rack.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg