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Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe!

Snickerdoodles!  They’re just a great, traditional cookie, ya know?  But I often think of them as being store-bought, never made at home.  But it doesn’t need to be that way.  It’s an easy cookie to make – a simple dough, chilled for a bit, then rolled in a cinnamon/sugar mixture.  And, yet, I’ve only made them a handful of times myself.  Craziness. 

It’s like every time I flip through my recipe book, I stop at “Chocolate Chip” and quit turning pages.  But lately, I’ve kept turning pages and landed a few times on this recipe.  They’re just fun!  Kids love them.  Adults love them.  And because they aren’t chocolate chip cookies, they’re just a little bit different.  Just enough to make them feel really fun and unique!

My husband is a big cinnamon fan, so these are up his alley.  But he took a batch to work and they were gone super quick!  Which tells you that they’re attractive to lots of people too.  So next time you’re searching for a cookie recipe, give this one a try!


Servings 18 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Cream together the butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.  Mix.
  • Refrigerate dough for 30-60 minutes.
  • Scoop a small amount of dough and roll into a small ball.   Roll in cinnamon/sugar topping mixture.
  • Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.  They'll seem underdone, but they'll finish after removed from the oven.  

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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