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BEST Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Make these easy Snickerdoodles in under 30 minutes - no chill time! These are the perfect snickerdoodle recipe that you can make as cookies or bars!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll, cookie, snickerdoodle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 145kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $5

Ingredients

For the cookie dough:

  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (248g) all-purpose flour

For the coating:

  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheet with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl with a hand mixer). Cream until the mixture is fluffy, about one minute.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth, then mix in baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add flour and mix until cookie dough forms.
  • Stir together sugar and cinnamon for coating in a small bowl.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of cookie dough and roll between the palms of your hand. Roll in cinnamon sugar and place on cookie sheet, 2” apart.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes or until they are cracked on the tops and just lose the glossy sheen. Err on the side of under baked for best results.

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Notes

Baking sizes:
1-tablespoon cookies: 8-12 minutes
2-tablespoon cookies: 11-15 minutes
Jumbo 1/4 cup cookies: 12-16 minutes
9x13-inch pan: 14-19 minutes

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg