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Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Author: Jen


These Snickerdoodle Cookies make a great alternative to the classic Chocolate Chip Cookie!


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg +1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. line baking sheet with parchment paper or use silicone baking mat (set aside)
  3. Mix together topping sugar and cinnamon in small bowl and set aside for later
  4. Add together in medium bowl flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt (set aside)
  5. In large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar and mix on high speed until smooth
  6. Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk then beat & make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with the spatula so all ingredients are mixed in
  7. On low speed slowly add the dry ingredients to butter mixture (dough will be pretty thick)
  8. Roll dough into ball,  a small cookie scoop is the perfect size. (1.5 Tbsp)
  9. Roll each ball into cinnamon and sugar
  10. Arrange 3 inches apart on baking sheet cook and for 10 minutes
  11. The cookies will be puffy and soft, when they are still warm press them down with a back of spatula to help flatten them a bit
  12. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack