The Best Snickerdoodles Recipe. Buttery, crispy, soft & chewy! These fantastic soft and chewy Snickerdoodles are made with just a few simple ingredients, including real dairy butter in one of the simplest and most addictive cookies ever.
So what makes a the best snickerdoodles recipe? A good snickerdoodle cookie is simplicity itself.
I’ve had several versions in my lifetime but many of them fell more on the cake-y side. I much prefer this version which has a crisp sugary cinnamon crust and then a soft, chewy and very buttery inside.
The butter is important; while many recipes use half vegetable shortening, I still prefer the taste of an all butter cookie.
This very simple cookie looks quite unassuming but be warned, they can be very addictive. Eating just one may be a challenge.
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These fantastic soft and chewy Snickerdoodles are made with just a few simple ingredients, including real dairy butter in one of the simplest and most addictive cookies ever.
For the cookie dough
- 2½ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tbsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup sugar
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add the dry ingredients and combine just until a soft dough forms. Chill the dough for a couple of hours.
- Roll the chilled dough into 1 inch balls and then roll in the cinnamon sugar. Place the balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn a golden brown color. These cookies may fall after taken out of the oven but that is fine, that's a normal part of what makes them soft and chewy.
- Cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
The total time noted does not include chilling the dough. Allow 1 or 2 hours for that when planning to bake these cookies.
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Serving Size1 cookie
Amount Per Serving Calories 171 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 36mg Sodium 120mg Carbohydrates 23g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 13g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 2g