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?