The Very Best Snickerdoodle Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Lightly spiced, this snickerdoodle cookie recipe results in buttery, tender cookies that are completely addicting.

Course: Baking, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickerdoodle
Servings: 36
Calories: 117 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and kosher salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs to the sugar mixture one at a time, incorporating after each addition. Add the half and half and vanilla, beat well. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Remove from the mixer and cover. Chill for 1-2 hours.
  3. Whisk together the cinnamon and remaining sugar, set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper leaving about 2 inches in between each. (They spread like mad.) Sprinkle VERY generously with the sugar mixture. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  5. Cool the cookies on the sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Snickerdoodle Cookies
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.