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The Softest & Chewiest Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Chewy, soft, and so sweet with a cinnamon sugar coating, my Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe is the one you've been looking for!
Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Hi Bold Bakers!

I’ve searched far and wide for you for the perfect Snickerdoodle cookie — and I have found it! M snickerdoodles are the softest and chewiest I’ve ever made. Sweet on the inside with that cinnamon sugar dust on the outside, these cookies are as fun to make as it is to say their name.

How are Snickerdoodles Different Than Sugar Cookies?

While the interior flavor of a snickerdoodle can be similar to a soft sugar cookie, these cookies have a little more character. Snickerdoodles cookie dough is generously tossed in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon before baking. This gives the cookie their signature look and flavor. The hint of cinnamon mixed with the sweet cookie dough makes these cookies almost festive and the perfect compliment to be enjoyed all year round.

A stack of delicious snickerdoodle cookies.

Why Do Snickerdoodles Need Cream of Tartar?

Cream of tartar is crucial to the chewy texture that a Snickerdoodle is known for.  The way that the cream of tartar works is by supercharging the activation of the baking soda. This means the cookies are not dense yet still have that chewy bite. Please don’t leave it out as you won’t get a classic snickerdoodle. Cream of tartar can easily be bought on Amazon.

Are Snickerdoodles Considered a Holiday Cookie?

While snickerdoodle cookies are a great one for the holidays they are one of my favorites to make all year round. My soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookie recipe is foolproof. They are really simple to make and I love that they make such a big batch, which means leftovers and lots to share with friends and family.

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The Softest & Chewiest Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

4.5 from 8 votes
Chewy, soft, and so sweet with a cinnamon sugar coating, my Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe is the one you've been looking for!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 40
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Chewy, soft, and so sweet with a cinnamon sugar coating, my Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe is the one you've been looking for!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 40

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups (13 3/4oz/389g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz/340g) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C) then line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside. 
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 
  • In a separate large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Slowly, add the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla. 
  • Add the dry mixture into the wet and mix until just combined. 
  • Roll the dough into 40 (1 tablespoon) balls then roll each ball in cinnamon sugar. Chill for 30 minutes. (Chilling helps the cookie keep its shape while baking)
  • Bake the cookies 1 1/2 inches apart for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow cooling slightly before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Once cooled cover and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. The raw dough can also be frozen pre-scooped for up to 4 weeks. 

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Dian Smith
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Dian Smith
4 months ago

We dont have all-purpose flour in Australia. Would it be the same as plan flour or Self raising flour.

Marcela Evans
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Marcela Evans
17 days ago

I came across your page just a few days ago and love all of your recipes and tips! This was My first time making snickernoodle cookies and they came out so good! Deff one of my favorite cookies!

Sanchez0004
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Sanchez0004
1 month ago

These came out perfect! Very soft and chewy as the title indicates. Super easy to make and super delicious! Bigger Bolder Baking is always my first go-to site when I need to bake something!!!

RF74
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RF74
3 months ago

I made one batch of this dough a while ago and kept some in the freezer. I baked four in the 5inch cast iron skillet tonight topped with vanilla ice cream from your recipe. All gone in a blink of an eye! Thank you!

Jessica
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Jessica
4 months ago

Hi Gemma!

My family and I so enjoy your recipes- especially my preschooler who has become very good at making popsicles based off of your videos. 🙂

Can the butter in this recipe be replaced with a non-dairy alternative like coconut oil?

Thanks and keep baking!
Jessica

Nancy Perine
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4 months ago

Hi Gemma … I had fun cruising around your website/blog. Your recipe for “The Softest & Chewiest Snickerdoodle Cookies” caught my eye. I had a lot of fun making these and perfect timing to have on hand when some friends dropped by for coffee. Thanks so much for sharing!

Aloha .. Nancy On Maui

frana00
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frana00
4 months ago

Can’t wait for tomorrow to try this new Snickerdoodle recipe.

Antoniette
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Antoniette
4 months ago

I want to try out this recipe am just wondering sinc your cookies are flat and in the instructions you said roll the balls in cinnamon sugar and chill and then bake… No need to flatten it?

RF74
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RF74
4 months ago

Absolutely amazing recipe, as always! I used brown sugar in the coating. I put my dough in the freezer to cool it down faster. When these balls went to the oven, they were kinda frozen. The cinnamon brown sugar coated surface is crispy, the edge is chewy and of course the center is nice soft! Taste good both very warm and at cool down to room temperature. Mahalo!

RF74
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RF74
4 months ago

This is my husband’s favorite. Gonna make this today. Mahalo!

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