12 Days of Treats Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are the perfect cookie for the holiday season.  The smell of cinnamon in the air, that slight crunch of the sugar coating and the puffy goodness that is the signature of this favorite.  They are so chewy and delicious it may be hard to share but I have faith in you.

Sur La TableThese pillows of cinnamon sugar goodness take you right back to childhood.  They are like a hug from the inside with each bite and make your house smell amazing so it’s like bonus aromatherapy.  The video shows you how to bring it all together and what the recipe should look like in different stages.

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Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
12 minutes
Total Time:
22 minutes
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
    For the coating
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. To a bowl 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour, add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp sea salt and stir to combine and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup light brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar.
  4. Cream the ingredients together until fluffy the add 1 tbsp vanilla extract and the 1 egg plus another yolk.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring after each addition until the dough comes together.
  6. In a small bowl add the 1/4 cup of white sugar and 1 tbsp of cinnamon. Stir until combined.
  7. Scoop a small ball and give it a little roll to bring it together. Then place it in the cinnamon sugar making sure to coat it thoroughly and place on a lined cookie sheet.
  8. Repeat with the rest of the dough making sure to space them about 2” apart.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Allow them to cool for 3 minutes on the sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

For a chai variation, add 1/4 tsp of cardamom with the sugar coating.

Nutrition information
Serving Size: 2 dozen cookies

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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


  1. I love snickerdoodles – they were the first cookie my daughter learned to back when she was little, so they always remind me of her. Thanks for sharing with Party in Your Pjs!

  2. We are Snickerdoodle Cookie fans here at the cottage and your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  3. Oh yum! I just love snickerdoodles; in fact my son and I just made some snickerdoodle cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting this fall. This sounds like a wonderful recipe. Pinned.

  4. Happy New Year! I love snickerdoodles all year round! Yours look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you at the first party of year tomorrow!

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