Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
- In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and remaining sugar. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in cinnamon sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake until light brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 81 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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May 28, 2019
This is a simple to follow, quickly prepared recipe. The snickerdoodle flavor is just right. The only thing off for us was the texture. They were too crunchy. Our expectation is that snickerdoodles should be chewier. I ended up with 31 cookies, so I know I was making them about the correct size. For most cake and cookie recipes my oven requires the upper limit of suggested time. I baked the first sheet for 11 minutes and the second and third for 10. They were not over done/too brown. Perhaps it is due to the all butter component rather than the butter/vegetable shortening combination that "classic" snickerdoodle recipes usually use, though it was that this was an all butter recipe that drew me to it.
Apr 14, 2019
These are my son in law's favorite cookie. They have a crisp exterior with a chewy center. I will definitely double the recipe next time because they disappear rapidly.
Dec 12, 2018
Very good, easy, everyday cookie. I doubled the recipe and got a large batch very quickly. No need to chill the dough before rolling into balls. I froze half the batch after cooling.
May 20, 2018
Kids devoured these. I actually added cinnamon to the batter and also rolled the cookies in the cinnamon sugar. I did not get 30 cookies, more like 20. I would definitely double this recipe.
Mar 16, 2018
At the very first batch, this cookie recipe catapulted to the top requested cookie that I bake for family and friends. Now, every other cookie recipe I bake has to live up to their deliciousness.
Mar 15, 2018
I grew up with these! ALWAYS from scratch! My 10 yr old granddaughter & I make these a lot! Please don't change or 'tweek' These! They are perfect the way they are!
Mar 12, 2018
Great recipe. Had never eaten a Snickerdoodles before. Have to double it next time. THANKS VERY MUCH!!??
Dec 9, 2017
This is a great recipe-crusty on the outside, soft on the inside. I made the following adjustments: 3/4 c sugar (still plenty sweet), 1.5 T cinnamon, 1 t vanilla. My kids, who are anti-carb, anti-processed foods, anti-sugar, organic only request these every Christmas! LOL
Dec 3, 2017
Best Snickerdoodles! I tripled the batch!
Jul 5, 2017
Yum! These cookies were perfect. I doubled the recipe and I'm glad I did. I had 15 people for a 4th of July party and the doubled recipe made 40 cookies. Everyone raved and there were no leftovers. I did add 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt (for doubled recipe), and refrigerated an hour befor baking. I also used 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of sugar to roll the cookies in. I baked them at 375 for 10 minutes allowed them to form on the pan for 3 minutes and put them on wax paper to cool the rest of the way before placing them in a container. Super quick and easy recipe. I will be making these again .