• 49 Ratings

Here's a cookie recipe just like mom made! These Classic Snickerdoodle cookies get their signature puffy texture and warm flavor via cream of tartar in the dough and a cinnamon-sugar coating.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
10 mins at 375° per batch
about 48 cookies


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  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1-1/2 cups sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-1/4-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

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  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies:

Prepare as directed, except omit cinnamon and roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 19mg; sodium 69mg; potassium 23mg; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 0g; sugar 7g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 146IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 0mg; iron 0mg.


49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: Unrated
Moist, cakey, delicious!