25 Days of Christmas Cookies – Snickerdoodles Recipe

If you have never had homemade snickerdoodles before you are seriously missing out.  Everyone in our house loves these cookies.  I prefer to dip them in tea, the kids like to dunk them in their milk, and the Handsome Husband will pretty much eat anything we leave out on the counter.

Go make these, they’re good.  I promise!


1 cup unsalted butter {softened}
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda {15 Cool Uses for Baking Soda}
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and flour together in a bowl and set aside.

Mix the butter, eggs, and 1 1/2 cups sugar together in a large bowl.  Slowly add the flour mixture until the dough is nice and smooth.

In a small bowl combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

Drop 1 tablespoon sized dough balls {I like to use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop* for this} into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.

Place dough balls on a lined cookie sheet {I use silpat}* and bake at 350 for 11 minutes or until slightly browned.

Cool on a wire rack.

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  1. LaToya says

    Am I the only person who doesn’t like Snickerdoodles? I’m not even sure why. I like all the ingredients. But I don’t like these. At all. Weird? Maybe? But the fam does, so I make ’em for them. *fingers crossed* Santa brings me SILPATS!

    • says

      I must agree with Mavis that you are the only person alive who doesn’t like snickerdoodles. My only problem is that I never seem to have cream of tarter on hand. All the other ingredients? Yes. May need to go get some since I have a couple of events this weekend where cookies are needed.

      Thanks for the reminder!

      • LaToya says

        Do you have a Winco or a bulk bin place around you? That’s where I get my cream of tartar and always seem to have it on-hand and on the cheap.

  2. Jenni says

    This is quite possibly the best Snickerdoodle recipe I’ve ever tried! I actually substituted half the butter with coconut oil. They are perfection!!!

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