Feb 042017

I got a request the other day to make some Snickerdoodle cookies, so like a good mom – I obliged. Apparently my son had gotten some as a “snack” in the lunchroom the other day and needed more immediately.  I can’t blame him at all!  I whipped up these soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies the other day because that’s how we like our cookies in our house: soft and chewy.

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies:

Ingredients For Dough:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed.
  • 1/ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Ingredients for Rolling Cookies:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Here’s what you do:

1. First off you want to mix your butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar for the dough in a bowl. Mix until it is creamed together. I used a stand mixer and it took just a couple of minutes.

2. Then add in your egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined and it is light and fluffy!

3. Next add in your flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix until well combined. Once done, you will store the dough in a bowl in the fridge for 2 hours. Don’t skip this step or your cookies won’t turn out.

4. Once you let your cookies set in fridge for 2 hours, take out and time to make balls. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl add your ingredients for rolling the cookies, cinnamon and sugar and set aside.

I used a cookie scoop to form the balls, but you can eye ball it. Just roll into little balls, and then dip them into the cinnamon sugar mix.

5. Place on baking sheet, with a Silpat or cooking spray.

6. Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies will be a bit pale looking soft pillowy look. If you want them a bit more done, bake an extra minute. Put on a cooling rack.

Note: Store cookies in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Or if you want you can freeze them for up to 6 months!

These cookies were a huge hit and I am pretty sure I will be making them again REALLY soon. No joke, they were gone in less than 24 hours.

What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

  108 Responses to “Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies”

  1. Snickerdoodles are such a treasured treat and I always have all the ingredients on hand to make them.

  2. I haven’t had snickerdoodle cookies in so long. I forgot how much I like them. I’m going to print your recipe, thanks for sharing.

  3. Love your recipe for snickerdoodles and thanks for the tip that you can store them for up to six months. That way you can have “fresh” cookies anytime!

  4. OMG yum!!! Snickerdoodles are literally my favorite cookies. I’m totally trying your recipe with my favorite gf flour–thanks!

  5. These cookies would be perfect for my merienda at the moment! I have never eaten Snickerdoodle Cookies before and can’t wait to give them a try.

  6. I never realized how easy these cookies are to make. I saw the pillsbury kind the other day in the refrigerator aisle and almost purchased them to make the instant ones but now that you shared this recipe, I know I do not have to do that. I have all the ingredients necessary. thank you for sharing!

  7. I love Snickerdoodles!! That was one of the first cookies I ever made by myself and this sounds like a great recipe!!

  8. I do like Snickerdoodle Cookies. They are easy to make, and don’t require the decorating time that sugar cookies do.

  9. Oooh, I cannot wait to make these! I LOVE snickerdoodles, but only if they’re chewy. I’m not a fan of crispy cookies. Thanks for sharing this.

  10. Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my all-time-faves! These cookies are so yummy and they are unique. Once I made a batch and my husbands friend literally almost ate ALL of them. Like – slooooow down! I know they’re good, but..

  11. Wow these look yummy…will definitely try making these.

  12. I love snickerdoodle cookies. I’m going to have to try these out.

  13. Oh my god nom, these cookies look and sound so delicious, I would love to have some right now. I bet they smell amazing as well x

  14. my fave is the cheesy one :)..those look yum, Robin. No wonder kids love them..

  15. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies! I like them hard and crunchy, but I might have to try them soft and chewy with your recipe!

  16. I have always loved snickerdoodle cookies! These seems like a fun one to make with my daughter who has been into baking recently.

  17. Snickerdoodles are so under rated! I love these especially when they are soft and chewy!

  18. These look so yummy! Soft cookies are one of my favourite things to bake so I might give your recipe a go 🙂 thanks! x

  19. I’m usually too impatient to let the dough sit for the full 2 hours and I always regret it! Snickerdoodles are a family favorite!

  20. That is one of my sons favorite cookies! I’ve actually never made them before believe it or not. I think I need to change that soon and this recipe definitely looks delicious.

  21. These look good. My favorite kind of cookie is a peanut butter one! But my kids love chocolate chip

  22. Snickerdoodle cookies are so, so good! However, my favorite type is still the good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. In our house, we like them soft, chewy, but able to be dunked in milk!

  23. Wow these look delicious! Snickerdoodles have always been a favorite. I will definitely have to try out this recipe.

  24. these look so scrumptious- definitely going to have to try your recipe with my kidlets this weekend! Thanks for the foodie inspiration!

  25. Yum, those look awesome. I have always loved Snickerdoodles. They are such a simple cookie but really one of the best. Great recipe, I’m definitely pinning this one for later 🙂

  26. Snickerdoodles are my absolute favorite type of cookie! They are so easy to make too! Thank you for the recipe!

  27. Oh wow those look so amazing. I wish I was eating some right now!

  28. These cookies look so good!!! I love a Snickerdoodle cookies, they are a family favourite at my house!

  29. The first time I baked was in a class in high school and we made Snickerdoodle Cookies! Your recipe brought back that memory! I have to try your variation! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Yum! These are some of my favorite cookies of all time. I used to cheat and buy one of those pre-made mixes but I think I’ll try out this recipe.

  31. How delicious! I seldom eat cookies, but I do love to have Snickerdoodles every now and then. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  32. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. My step-mom makes them all the time. She is awesome at it.

  33. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies! They are just so delicious. I’m going to be trying this recipe out very soon!

  34. I have yet to make a snickerdoodle. I don’t know why it’s one of the only cookies to really scare me out of making it. I think these look delicious though! I will try to make them now with this recipe!

  35. Love these snickerdoodle cookies though I’m not much of a baker. I loved your pictures and step by step instruction and have everything in the recipe except for the cream of tartar, which is an easy fix. Soooo going to try this. Thanks.

  36. I love snickerdoodle cookies. I used to make a pretty good gluten free one back in the day when I used to bake more.

  37. I love snickerdoodle cookies! I don’t make them often but when I do they don’t stay around long.

  38. YUM!!! I don’t think there’s really any other way to eat snickerdoodles than soft! I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

  39. These look so good and easy to make, I’m going to bookmark this to use later,

  40. I’m totally saving this recipe to try when I get home from the trip I am currently on! I can remember making snickerdoodles as a child and they were one of my favorite cookies. I haven’t been able to find a good recipe for them where they turn out soft and chewy instead of crispy. I’m so looking forward to trying these!

  41. I just love that cinnamon flavor. I need to make some of these soon. Snickerdoodles are the best!

  42. These are one of my favorite kinds of cookies. I definitely need to make a batch of these asap!

  43. My family loves Snickerdoodles. These definitely look so good. I love a soft cookie and so need to make these for sure.

  44. I haven’t had snicker doodle cookies in sometime..Time to make some.

  45. What do you think is the key to soft cookies? One of my friend who’s a cookie maker removes them from the oven early and lets them continue “cooking” on the rack.

  46. I have never been a big fan of snickerdoodle cookies. Maybe it’s just because I haven’t had the right recipe. These look really good.

  47. These wouldn’t last long in our house. We all love our cookies.

  48. These look delicious! I might have to try them with my kiddos.

  49. These look so delicious. I bet my kids would love them.

  50. I love a good snickerdoodle cookie! I haven’t had them since Christmas. I suppose it’s time to make some!

  51. You had me at soft and chewy, two of my top cookie requirements. Snickerdoodles are definitely one of my all time favorites too.

  52. Ok I have to ask: The cookie scoop? Is that a thing or is it just a melon baller? Would a melon baller work too?

  53. My favorite kind of cookies are the soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies I make. They are so good that eating just a few is nearly impossible.

  54. These Snickerdoodle cookies are going to be a big hit this weekend. The kids are having a party and we are looking for different cookies to make.

  55. Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorites. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these this recipe this week.

  56. Your snickerdoodle cookies look so good. I can be sure I will be able to successfully make a batch of these goodies. I can close my eyes and taste that lovely cinnamon flavor!

  57. I prefer soft and chewy cookies over the crumbly ones! I think this is a lovely recipe! The cookies turned out awesome and they are easy to make!

  58. You’ve just reminded me how much I love snickerdoodle cookies, lol! Soft and chewy is always the right way to do cookies

  59. Yum that looks so very cool. I love all types of cookies!! I would love to try these cookies.

  60. Yum that looks so very cool. I love all types of cookies!! I would love to try these cookies.

  61. These looks so amazing! I just went to my kitchen and checked to make sure I have all the ingredients. Totally going to make these tomorrow!

  62. Thanks for sharing this recipe! These look great. My youngest loves soft cookies so I’m going to make these for him.

  63. Thanks for sharing this recipe! These look great. My youngest loves soft cookies so I’m going to make these for him.

  64. I love these cookies because I can get my kids to help roll them in the sugar before putting them in the oven. It’s great fun.

  65. looks yummy! i would like to try your recipe soon! thanks for sharing the recipe!

  66. Your cookies look delicious and recipe sounds nice and easy. My husband would love these cookies. He loves cinnamon.

  67. These soft chewy snickerdoodle cookies will be great for my home warming party I am hopefully going to be having soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe. They look delicious.

  68. These soft chewy snickerdoodle cookies will be great for my home warming party I am hopefully going to be having soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe. They look delicious.

  69. I have never made them before but it seems easy to prepare and yummy. 🙂 I love the cinammon too.

  70. Chewy cookies are so yummy and comforting! That’s how my family makes them and eating one reminds me of home. I really like this recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  71. I love snickerdoodles! These are my absolute favorites.

  72. I’ve been searching for the best cookie recipe…this is worth a try! I’ve been baking for years but always been on the lookout for new recipes to try.


  73. These are my kind of cookies! Soft and chewy cookies a hit in our house!

  74. My mom used to make Snickerdoodle cookies and they were awesome. Our house likes the soft, chewy textured cookies best too!

  75. These look awesome! I could finish half dozen in one sitting! Yummmy!!!

  76. Yum snicker doodle is one of our favorites. I never knew they were so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  77. These are my favorite cookies. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  78. These are one of my favorite cookies to indulge on. I need to try these!

  79. Snickerdoodles were my total fave growing up! These sound like they’d be amazing!

  80. I love snickerdodles! They are such a simple but amazing cookie, thanks for the great recipe i needed a good one!

  81. These look delicious! i love a chewy cookie rather than a crunchy one so these would suit me! Definitely going to have to check these out!

  82. I’ve never made snicker doodles before. They were my favorite when I was a kid. It looks so easy to make!

  83. Cookies are my downfall. I’m not picky, I’ll eat any kind of cookies. And these Snickerdoodles look too good not to try.

  84. These cookies look yummy.
    I love the peanut and nugget flavor and texture.

  85. I am not a big chocolate person (I know, shocker) and I have always loved snickerdoodles. I especially love chewy ones, but have never found a chewy recipe – definitely trying!

  86. Chocolate chip is always my go-to cookie, but snickerdoodle is another great option. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

  87. You’ve got me wanting a snickerdoodle. These are on of my favorite cookies because they nice a chewy and really hit that sweet tooth spot.

  88. This looks awesome! Haven’t really tried snickerdoodle cookies before. My favorite has to be butter shortbread biscuit.

  89. Ok I so want to bake tonight now. I’ve had a rough day and that recipe look absolutely delish!

  90. Soft cookies trump hard ones every day of the week! We are all about cinnamon in this house, so these are a guaranteed hit.

  91. I love snickerdoodle cookies! So yum, especially when they are chewy. I am a fan of a good cookie with a chew.

  92. I love snickerdoodle cookies! So yum, especially when they are chewy. I am a fan of a good cookie with a chew.

  93. These look perfect. I grew up eating snickerdoodle cookies! They’re so good. The funny thing is that I haven’t made them with my kids yet.

  94. These look great! I can’t remember the last time I ate snickerdoodles. I so want to try this recipe now!

  95. i like your recipe. i think this will be a hit for kids.

  96. Oh man, I love Snickerdoodles. This looks like a great recipe. I need to make these ASAP!

  97. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies! They’re so simply but always so good!

  98. I love cookies, and these pictures are really helpful for making. Thanks so the recipe 🙂

  99. Ok, these are making my hungry! I’m trying not to eat sugar right now and I really want these! Yum! I like the idea of soft and chewy too.

  100. I haven’t had a snickerdoodle in so long and they are one of my favorites. There is something about cinnamon sugar texture, mixed with the butteriness of the cookie that I just love.

  101. Ooooo these cookies look so yummy!!!! I will have to give your recipe a try! Deliciousness

  102. I remember first making these cookies in baking club in 6th grade. I loved them and they came out so good!!

  103. As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. I love checking out new things so thanks for sharing your soft and chewy snicker doodle cookies. They look yummy! I will definitely try this out!

  104. I love snickerdoodle cookies, especially the chewy kind. Great photp

  105. Ok, those look amazing. I am going to have to try this recipe. My kids would love these,

  106. We love snickerdoodles! It is my husband’s favorite cookie so we make it all the time! The recipe we use is just slightly different from this so I know this will taste fantastic! I will try this the next time we make snickerdoodles!

  107. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies! I don’t always eat them before they tend to be on the harder side. I was so excited to read about your soft and chewy snickerdoodle recipe.

  108. My daughter loves chocolate chip cookies and I have yet to give her a snicker doodle. This recipe looks easy enough for me to try with her 🙂 Definitely trying it for our next baking session!