Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Best Snickerdoodles Ever

I've always had a personal love for snickerdoodles. Some of my favorite memories are of me, sitting on the kitchen counter with my mom, helping her roll the cookie dough balls in the cinnamon sugar. Those kinds of memories are the best - the ones where you don't remember much more than little snippets and pieces, but you know things were good and you felt happy. Sorry to get all sappy on ya, but these are just the kind of feelings that making snickerdoodles brings up. I guess you could say they are somewhat of a comfort food for me. That explains why I can eat five of them in a row without thinking twice about it.

I don't just love snickerdoodles though. I love these snickerdoodles. Trust me when I say that I've tried quite a few of these cookies in my day and I haven't been able to find a recipe that will top these bad boys.

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar. {If you're doing this by hand, cream until pale and fluffy. If you're using a mixer, about 3 minutes should do the trick. I know you're tempted to skimp on the time, but trust me - it will make your cookies much more full and soft if you do it for longer.)
  4. Mix in eggs until well combined.
  5. Gradually mix in flour until dough forms.
  6. In a separate, small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon together.
  7. Shape dough into about 1-3/4 inch balls.
  8. Roll balls in cinnamon sugar.
  9. Space about 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  11. Eat while hot with a cold glass of milk!

I hope these cookies will make some memories for you and your family to cherish as well! They're definitely the best I've ever had.


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  1. It's great that you have memories like that with your mom! I remember doing that with peanut butter cookies. :) Snickerdoodles are my husband's favorites, so he would love these!

  2. Yum! I will be trying this recipe ASAP :)

  3. Sarah, your snickerdoodles are just lovely. They're one of my favorite cookies too. Now, what I'm about to say is controversial, but go with me on this. Next time you make these, substitute pumpkin pie spice for cinnamon. I swear to you, I thought snickerdoodles couldn't get any better. I was proved wrong - and quite happily so.

  4. Just made these! Shout out to come!

    Kaitlyn (:

  5. Get in my belly!! I am totally making these this weekend! :)


  6. These sound really good. Thank you for the recipe.
    Following you from the blog hop.
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    Patricia from Topiary Rose

  7. These sound amazing! I have fallen in love with snicker doodle cookies lately but haven't tried making them myself yet.

  8. Hi! This looks amazing! I found you on Lil' Luna's Link party and I would love it if you would share it at my link party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-6.html and any other of your great links you would like to. See you at the party!

  9. Snicker doodle cookies are one of our favorites I will have to try your recipe! Visiting from DearCreatives.com Stop by sometime when you get a chance!

  10. Love Snickerdoodles! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/09/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_13.html

  11. Had to pin this! I love recipes that come with a recommendation like that! And they do look delicious. :-)

  12. I LOVE snickerdoodles and will definitely try this recipe...though, I've never seen a snickerdoodle recipe that doesn't call for cream of tartar. Can't wait to try them!

  13. Yummy! I love cookies. I am a new follower, and look forward to reading your blog.

  14. YUM, these look great! I bet they make the house smell wonderful. :)

  15. Yum I'm loving these and there so pretty...loved the peanut brittle too.
    I'm visiting from Make the Scene Monday!

  16. I love snickerdoodles but I don't have a good recipe. I'll have to try this one out! Found you through the Brassy Apple blog hop.

  17. Excellent photo!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday! This is my favorite cookie! Pinning!

  18. These look SO delicious! I know my kids would just love them. :-) Coming over to visit from Tempt my Tummy Tuesday. Would love for you to join us at Try a New Recipe Tuesday! many blessings, Lisa http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com

  19. OK I've never heard of Snickerdoodles, but the name is so enticing and they look so good! Pinning this one too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  20. Sarah, thanks for sharing your recipe. Yikes, my cookies don't look like your picture, am I supposed to flatten the cookies before baking or will they do that on their own? Thanks, again!

    1. Hey Cathy, I didn't flatten my cookies and this is what they turned out to be. Did you flatten yours?


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