PERFECT SNICKERDOODLES

Perfect Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles cookies will melt in your mouth!  The sugar and cinnamon make these snickerdoodles so tasty. A great holiday cookie for a gift or just anytime. Your friends and family will love these cookies and keep coming back for more.  I don’t just make snickerdoodles at Christmas but often.  My family loves them.  We like anything with cinnamon.  These cookies are great with coffee or milk.  Children and grandchildren love helping make cookies and this is a good cookie to let them help you roll into balls and dip in the sugar mixture.  Store these in an airtight container and they will last for days.  This would be an easy cookie to freeze as well.

Snickerdoodles make a great food gift.

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix butter, sugar, and eggs with mixer in a large bowl.  Add cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla and continue mixing.  Add flour and mix well. Put flour in refrigerator for about 20 minutes. In a smaller bowl mix the 3 tablespoons of sugar and the 3 teaspoons of cinnamon.   Remove flour and roll into balls with your hands about the size of a walnut.  Roll balls in cinnamon and sugar and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Cook in preheated 350 degree oven 10 – 12 minutes.  Remove the cookies from the pan as soon as you take them from the oven.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.  Enjoy!
 
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Southern Sour Cream Pecan Cookies.

Perfect Snickerdoodles

Judy Yeager
These are the perfect snickerdoodles! Definitely save this recipe, because this one is wonderful! You may want to double the batch!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 3 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mix butter, sugar, and eggs with mixer in a large bowl. Add cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla and continue mixing. Add flour and mix well. Put flour in refrigerator for about 20 minutes. In a smaller bowl mix the 3 tablespoons of sugar and the 3 teaspoons of cinnamon. Remove flour and roll into balls with your hands about the size of a walnut. Roll balls in cinnamon and sugar and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Cook in preheated 350 degree oven 10 - 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the pan as soon as you take them from the oven. Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Keyword perfect snickerdoodle, snickerdoodle cookies
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11 Comments

  1. Such a great recipe! I’ve commented before about this recipe, but had to again! My grandma always made snickerdoodles at Christmas. That was 60+ years ago. These transport me back to those days and getting to be the official taster! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!5 stars

    1. YAY!! We’re thrilled you enjoy them. Thank you so much for the kind comment!!

  2. These snickerdoodles really are the best. I’ve tried many recipes, but these are perfect. Great texture, they stay puffy and have the tang from the cream of tartar. I mix in 1/4 tsp of cinnamon in the dough and add an extra tsp to the sugar mixture. Yummy!5 stars

  3. The first time I ever made snickerdoodles was when I was a child (I’m now 69) and the recipe came out of a Nancy comic book.

  4. i just made these cookies just want u to know.they r soooooo good with a glass of cold milk. I going 2 freeze some of them for Christmas with the another cookies I made

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Sandy!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So it will be easier to work with. You don’t have to do this.

  5. i have been looking for this recipe for many years. made it when my kids where small and somehow in moving lost it. other cookies called snickerdoodles but not the same thank you

  6. Hi Judy!
    I made this recipe and it is excellent: I have eaten cookies like a big hog and it was the most fun! Thanks for the great recipe,
    Laurie

  7. I just love these cookies. I made them many times for my kids. Balisha