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Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

This Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe is a classic! These cookies are soft, chewy, warm, and coated in a delicious, slightly crunchy cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: chewy, cinnamon sugar, easy
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature (1 cup = 2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour spoon and leveled
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
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Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • Mix sugar and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl until well combined. Set aside.
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  • Place butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer, then cream together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.
  • Beat in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Scoop the dough using a medium cookie scoop (you’ll get 22 cookies).
  • Roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture - don’t be shy - then place 6 cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  • Move to a wire cooling rack to continue cooling.
  • Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
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Be sure to keep the remaining cookie dough cold in the fridge while the other batches are baking to keep the cookies from spreading too much.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg