Buttery Crisp Snickerdoodles


I love Snickerdoodles! This is a great recipe, the edges are perfectly crisp and the inside is nice and soft. Enjoy!
1 Cup softened real butter
1 ½ Cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon real vanilla
2 ¾ Cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
Snickerdoodles cooling on a wire rack


These cookies have crispy edges and a soft and chewy center, all coated in cinnamon and sugar.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Cooling Time 8 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 36 Cookies
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For the Cookies:

  • 1 Cup Softened Real Butter
  • 1 ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Real Vanilla
  • 2 ¾ Cups Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar until creamy. Slowly beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the flour, salt, and cream of tartar until combined. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Roll about 1-2 Tablespoons of dough into a ball and into cinnamon and sugar mixture then place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Keywords: snickerdoodles

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12 Responses
  1. Julie Thomas

    I knew that if I was looking for a perfect snickerdoodle recipe that I should come straight to your site. Thank you! These are wonderful! (Noticed baking soda was not incorporated into the directions below the ingredient list). Great cookie to bring to a warm weather bbq !

  2. Toni

    I want to make snickerdoodle cookies but I don’t have cream of tartar and I used all my baking soda. Is there any substitute I can use?

  3. Cornelia Talburt

    Hi there, I like your site very much, it has very related content, I found it while I was searching for snickerdoodles on google. Thanks for sharing all this info, keep up the great work you do here.

  4. Jenny

    Hope you like them Natalie, they don’t last long in my house!

    I’ve got to make those harvest muffins this week, they sound sooo good!

  5. Our Cute Family

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite! (Next to a perfect Sugar Cookie, that is!) Thanks for sharing – I plan to make these this weekend.

  6. Jenny

    I Love the buttery crispness of these. They are tasty. Enjoy!

    I was looking at your brownies yesterday and YUM! They look amazing! I rarely make a batch of homemade brownies, but I think I need to now!

  7. Emilie

    I love snickerdoodles, too! I was going to make some recently, and noticed a lot of recipes had shortening, and that doesn’t appeal to me. (Most of the time)
    I must try your version with butter.

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