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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


  1. Cream together the butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

  2. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.  Mix.

  3. Refrigerate dough for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Scoop a small amount of dough and roll into a small ball.   Roll in cinnamon/sugar topping mixture.

  5. 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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