Snickerdoodles Recipe
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Snickerdoodles Recipe

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The history of this whimsically named treat is widely disputed, but the popularity of this classic cinnamon-sugar-coated cookie is undeniable! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 81 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in cinnamon-sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Snickerdoodles in Complete Guide to Baking 2004, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 81 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Didn't turn out quite picture perfect, but they were soft, sweet, and yummy!"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"My family loved these. Easy to make and delish!"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"These were a huge success when I baked them for a church gathering. Simple to make, though a bit time consuming, but every bit worth the effort. People just loved them, and have asked me to bring them on more than one occasion!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"they were very good and easy to make"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"These are just like my Nana used to make, it's officially the Christmas season in my house when I finish making a batch of snickerdoodles. They are my favorite cookie & yes, they are flat- not rounded like the picture. This is the same recipe as my Betty Crocker cookie book from 1963 with one change...they use half margarine & half butter. My hints for a perfect batch are: chill the batter before rolling into balls, buy a cookie scoop that makes one inch portions and for taste..use the good cinnamon, not the dollar store variety. I bought penzeys extra fancy cinnamon which is sweet on its own...wowee! So good with coffee or tea...I'm having one right now...mmm...crisp, light & cinnamony!"

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