For Christmas time I like to roll these in red or green decorating sugar and cinnamon. Instead of rolling the cookie dough in cinnamon and sugar, try some Apple Pie Spice or Pumpkin Pie Spice!


These chewy and tangy Snickerdoodle cookies have a light texture and are covered with glistening cinnamon sugar. Grab the kids, they’ll love helping you coat the dough balls in cinnamon sugar!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon, Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 45 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 176kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon


  • Move oven racks to the middle position, and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl add the butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
    Snickerdoodle make this New England girl’s heart happy! There’s something about their chewy texture, crinkly tops, tangy flavor, and cinnamon sugar that make them one of my all-time favorite cookies. In my opinion, Snickerdoodle Cookies are the best cookie for year-round consumption. They’re the best Christmas cookie, bake sale cookie, or anytime cookie!
  • Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until fluffy and pale yellow in color, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and beat until combined.
    Snickerdoodle recipe - Step 3
  • Slowly beat in the flour mixture in 3 additions until a cohesive dough forms.
    Snickerdoodle recipe - Step 4
  • In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon.
    Snickerdoodle recipe - Step 5
  • Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, scoop the dough and roll into balls. Then, roll the balls into the cinnamon sugar.
    Snickerdoodle recipe - Step 6
  • Place the dough 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until the edges are just set and beginning to turn light brown, about 10-12 minutes. The cookies will be soft in the center and still puffy. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheets for 15 minutes, and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.
    Snickerdoodle recipe - Step 7
  • Repeat with the remaining dough and cinnamon sugar, and serve once the cookies are cooled.
    Snickerdoodle recipe - Step 8


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg