Super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe

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This super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe will win you instant friends! It truly is the best. It’s a classic recipe that makes soft and chewy cookies with lots of flavor every time.

One of my favorite desserts to make is snickerdoodle cookies. It’s one of those recipes where I usually have all the ingredients on hand and is something I know everyone will love. My son, who claims to not like anything with cinnamon (even cinnamon rolls -yes I know), even loves these cookies.This super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe will win you instant friends! It truly is the best. It's a classic recipe that makes soft and chewy cookies with lots of flavor every time.

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Now don’t get me wrong, a good classic chocolate chip cookie still has my heart, but there’s just something about a snickerdoodle that is so perfect. As I was looking through my archives, I couldn’t believe I haven’t shared this recipe before now. I’ve shared my favorite pumpkin snickerdoodles (put them on your baking list this fall!) and these delicious pumpkin snickerdoodles, but not the good ol’ classic recipe. So here we are friends.This super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe will win you instant friends! It truly is the best. It's a classic recipe that makes soft and chewy cookies with lots of flavor every time.

How to make snickerdoodle cookies

I have the printable recipe below, but here are the basic ingredients you need for these cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

This super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe will win you instant friends! It truly is the best. It's a classic recipe that makes soft and chewy cookies with lots of flavor every time.

What makes these so dreamy? The extra butter and brown sugar adds to the amazing flavor but the pillow top from the cream of tarter takes them over the top. I bake mine for 10 minutes, but I know every oven varies, so make sure to start watching them around 8 or 9 minutes. You don’t want to over cook these cookies.

Super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe

This super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe will win you instant friends! It's a classic recipe that makes soft and chewy cookies with lots of flavor every time.

Yield: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 9-11 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter

For rolling cookies:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 cup sugar and the brown sugar with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Add in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tarter. Stir just until smooth. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a small bowl stir together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch size balls and then roll into the cinnamon sugar. Place onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden brown. The centers will look slightly undercooked and that's okay. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and they will firm up. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Store in an airtight container.

This super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe will win you instant friends! It truly is the best. It's a classic recipe that makes soft and chewy cookies with lots of flavor every time.

Enjoy! Hope these become a new staple in your home and win you lots of new friends!

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This super soft snickerdoodle cookie recipe will win you instant friends! It truly is the best. It's a classic recipe that makes soft and chewy cookies with lots of flavor every time.

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Stephanie posted on August 2, 2017 at 10:53 am (#
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    Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie ever! And these look super simple for my lack of baking skills LOL

    • Jamielyn posted on August 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm (#
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      They really are so easy and delicious! You got this! ;)

  2. Kathy E. posted on August 2, 2017 at 10:59 am (#
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    Oh YuM! I haven’t had a Snicker Doodle cookie in like, forever! Well, at least 20 years! My oldest sister used to make them for her kids and I’d enjoy a few when I visited. These bring back such sweet memories! Now I need to bake a batch for my family…thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm (#
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      Snickerdoodles are often a forgotten cookie! Definitely add them to your baking list, they are amazing!! :)

  3. Lois posted on August 2, 2017 at 11:26 am (#
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    I do not see the recipe for original cookies

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm (#
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      The recipe is now up and running! :)

  4. Terri posted on August 2, 2017 at 11:26 am (#
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    Looking for the printable recipe?

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm (#
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      The recipe is now updated! :)

  5. Teri posted on August 3, 2017 at 9:07 am (#
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    “I have the printable recipe below,”

    Where? I have scrolled through the page multiple times and I’m not seeing a link to a printer friendly page.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm (#
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      The recipe is now updated! Enjoy! :)

  6. Terri posted on August 3, 2017 at 10:12 am (#
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    I cannot find the printable link for the super soft snickerdoodle cookies recipe.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm (#
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      The recipe is now updated! :)

  7. Lisa posted on August 3, 2017 at 10:19 am (#
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    These look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing :)

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm (#
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      They are always a huge hit! Hope you enjoy! :)

  8. stephanie posted on August 3, 2017 at 11:23 am (#
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    these look great! I have been looking for a chewy snickerdoodle recipe. Am I missing the print link for the recipe?

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm (#
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      The recipe is updated now! :)

  9. Beth posted on August 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm (#
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    These sound great. You said there was a printable recipe below at one point but I was unable to find it. I would really like to try making these. Thank you.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm (#
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      The recipe is now up! Hope you enjoy these! :)

  10. L. Johnson posted on August 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm (#
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    I have just spent half an hour trying to download the recipe for the super soft snickerdoodle cookies. Your website just goes round and round and the recipe never appears. I was anxious to try them to see if I wanted to get future recipes from your site. What’s going on?

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm (#
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      Hi! The recipe is now up, sorry for the confusion! :)

  11. Penny Huck posted on August 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm (#
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    Yum, Jamielyn! Thank you for another goodie. I couldn’t see the printable recipe anywhere. Did I miss it? Thanks.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm (#
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      Hi Penny! The recipe is now up! :)

  12. Tricia @ Pallet Ideas posted on August 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm (#
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    These cookies look really soft and delicious. I would try this recipe out this weekend.

  13. Amber posted on October 22, 2017 at 11:34 pm (#
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    I made these tonight and not sure what I did wrong. By the time I took the bowl out of the fridge the cookies were not able to be rolled into balls. I think I made a boo boo

    • Jamielyn posted on October 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm (#
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      Hi Amber! How long did you refrigerate them? I usually only put them in the fridge for 30 minutes. You could try skipping that step. I’m sorry these didn’t turn out how you expected!

  14. Amber posted on October 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm (#
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    I put them in for 30 min. I’m still new to baking. I think I may have possibly measured something wrong. When I took the batter out of the fridge it was really fluffy but when I touched it it would just stick to my fingers. I also could have over mixed. I have been watching some videos on cookies and I think that I could have possibly made some mistakes along the way. They still turned out delicious though just not as pretty as yours lol