Classic Snickerdoodels Recipe

This quick and easy Snickerdoodles cookies recipe yields soft and chewy cookies with crispy, sugary tops. Snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tartar included.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies


Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • 2 3/4 Cup Flower All-purpose
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 Egg Yolk From Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 2 Tsp Creaam of Tratar
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon Powder Depending on preference


  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add the egg and egg yolk and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon powder, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!
  • Chill this dough for at least an hour.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and shape them into small balls.
  • Roll them in a bowl of cinnamon sugar. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper. If you like, you can flatten them slightly with the palm of your hands (results in thinner cookies).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are firm and golden brown and the centers are slightly soft. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Classic Snickerdoodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A5.1%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Credit – Cake Whiz