This really is the best Snickerdoodles recipe I have ever tried. They always turn out thick, chewy, and soft. No other recipe compares!
The greatest recipes are ones that have been passed down in the family, so you can believe me when I say this is the best Snickerdoodles recipe ever. It was my mom’s, so it has been tested plenty of times on all six of my siblings growing up. Let me tell you – we all approve.
I have always been a huge fan of Snickerdoodles. Some of my favorite memories are of me, sitting on the kitchen counter with my mom, helping her roll Snickerdoodle dough balls in 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. Those feelings come back every time I make Snickerdoodles. 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. I have tried quite a few of these ever-loved cookies in my day, whether they are homemade, store-bought, from a restaurant, or of some other variety and nothing beats these as the best Snickerdoodles recipe on the planet. They’re reliable, always turning out to be soft, buttery, chewy, and perfectly paired with a tall glass of milk. They are always a favorite in cookie exchanges and dessert bars.
I hope these cookies will make some memories for you and your family to cherish as well! – Sarah
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Best Snickerdoodles Recipe
- 2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter, softened I use salted
- 2 cups white sugar, divided
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
Cream together the butter and 1 & 1/2 cups sugar until pale yellow, about 2-3 minutes.
Mix in eggs until well combined.
Add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes together.
In a separate, small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon together.
Shape dough into about 1-3/4 inch balls and roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar.
Space the balls about 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 9-10 minutes. (Oven temperatures may vary. Cooking time may be more or less.)
*This recipe was originally posted on September 11, 2012 and has been updated for recipe development and aesthetic purposes. Thank you for your understanding!*
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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!
Yum! I will be trying this recipe ASAP 🙂
Amber | Bluebonnets and Brownies says
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.
Just made these! Shout out to come!
They were amazing agreed! Strange, mine made snickerdoodle Bites! Hah! They puffed up into bites! AMAAAAAZING THOUGH! ????????????????????????????❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️????????????
Katlyn Larson says
Get in my belly!! I am totally making these this weekend! 🙂
Patricia Hinkel says
These sound really good. Thank you for the recipe.
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Patricia from Topiary Rose
These sound amazing! I have fallen in love with snicker doodle cookies lately but haven’t tried making them myself yet.
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!
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!
Marilyn Clark says
butter makes EVERYTHING yummier!
Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com says
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
Cranberry Morning says
Had to pin this! I love recipes that come with a recommendation like that! And they do look delicious. 🙂
MJ @ 517 Creations says
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!
Lisa @ akawest says
Yummy! I love cookies. I am a new follower, and look forward to reading your blog.
Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom says
YUM, these look great! I bet they make the house smell wonderful. 🙂
Jo May says
Yum I’m loving these and there so pretty…loved the peanut brittle too.
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Recreate and Repin says
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.
Not Your Ordinary Agent says
Excellent photo!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday! This is my favorite cookie! Pinning!
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
OK I’ve never heard of Snickerdoodles, but the name is so enticing and they look so good! Pinning this one too!
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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!
Zachary and Sarah @ HHG says
Hey Cathy, I didn’t flatten my cookies and this is what they turned out to be. Did you flatten yours?
Christina B. says
I know this post is from awhile ago, however this is the first recipe I’ve found in my years of searching that has the same taste as my favorite snickerdoodles sold in my local mall. Theirs are super greasy( probably not from butter ha) but the color and taste are spot on. Thank you!
Lane | With Two Spoons says
Wowsa-these are AMAZING!!! And these photographs! Beautiful!
Snickerdoodles are my all time favorite cookies! I can’t wait to give this recipe a go, it looks amazing!
You have to have a Snickerdoodles recipe in your file of cookies. Going to see how these stack up to mine!
Yes! It’s a staple in every kitchen! I hope you end up loving them as much as I do. I seriously can’t get enough of them!
Diana Brown says
Delicious and easy to make.
I have been looking for a good snickerdoodle cookies recipe! I can’t wait to try this one!
I hope you love it! It’s seriously my favorite. So buttery and so addicting. Haha
Katherine Hackworthy says
What an amazing looking Snickerdoodles recipe! They look just perfect.
Jennifer Farley says
I can’t get over how incredibly good these are!
OMG !!! BEST SNICKERDOODLES EVER !
I just made these and hey are addictive. Also the easiest recipe ever. I couldn’t believe how simple and yet soooooo yummmyy !!! Thank You for this post !!
This comment made me so happy! I’m glad they were so easy and delicious for you. They are one of my favorite cookies ever! Thanks for commenting! <3
Stephanie Reynolds says
Love the recipe! Worked great and cookies delicious!!
I am so happy to hear it!! They are a favorite in our house. I’m glad you loved them too! Thanks for coming back to let me know! XO
Wilhelmina Wessel says
I am super picky about snickerdoodles and these are perfection! Love them!!!
Brianna Calvin says
I made these today and they turned out perfectly! Definitely my go to snickerdoodle recipe now!
These are a “must make” during the holiday season and so great for gifting too!
These came out amazing! Great recipe! My kids devoured these right away!
Hooray!! Best kind of review ever! Haha So glad you liked it. Thanks for trying out my recipe! <3
Colleen H. says
Just made two batches for work. (and…ahemmm…quality control). Delicious!! Easy, fast and consistent…each batch.
Woot woot! Comments like this make my day. Thanks for taking the time to make my recipe and I’m so glad it turned out great!!
Love, love, love these yummy cookies!
Snickerdoodles are my all time favorite cookies!!!!! I am so going have to make a batch to try this recipe out.
This was my first time making snickerdoodles and I am so glad I found this recipe! I can’t even explain, the cookies had a crumbly crusty bite on the outside then a chewy delightful center. My husband and I ate it everyday with coffee/tea until we (sadly) ran out. Great recipe!
Jennifer Booher says
Awesome recipe! The cookies are so light and fluffy while full of flavor!
Such a great recipe! My first batch was flat. I’m determined to get them thicker like yours????
this is sooo good!! they are so soft and warm and remind me of christmas. i will be making these year long though.????
These are ABSOLUTELY the best Snickerdoodles I’ve made to date! Thank you for sharing your family secret recipe!!
Sela Jackman says
I made the cookies and the dough and tried it and it was amazing then my dad entered the room and took a spoon and wouldn’t stop eating it , the same with my brother.
These cookies are like perfect!!!
Very good job!!!
Amazing they came out so good and I’m not a baker at all. Would 100% make again.
Delicious! Will be one of my go to recipes!
Justin Brown says
Substituted 1/2 cup of butter with peanut butter and the results were perfect!!!
Absolutely amazing. The best recipe I have ever tried.
These cookies are so yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
I have tried some different Snickerdoodle recipes, but this one is my all time favorite!
Love love LOVE these cookies! Thank you so much for sharing.
These are my daughter’s favorite cookie. ♥️
Easy and amazing! Used a bit of pie spice too… personally I loved the more intense spice! My hubby loves snickerdoodles and these were a hit! Thanks!
Wow! These are amazing! I don’t usually comment on recipes, but this recipe is noteworthy! Followed recipe
With no substitutions or additions and they are perfect!