A stack of chewy classic snickerdoodles.
Classic Snickerdoodles
Prep Time
1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
1 hr 27 mins

These classic snickerdoodles are my favorite Christmas cookie recipe! These snickerdoodles are super chewy, buttery, and practically irresistible!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Snickerdoodles
Servings: 3 dozen cookies (about)
Author: Michelle
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Once combined, chill the dough at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400.
  5. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
  6. Roll the dough into 1-2 Tbsp sized balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture until the whole ball is coated.
  7. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake about 7-9 minutes, or until lightly browned but still soft. The key is to let them puff up and crinkle in the oven (getting lightly brown) and then taking them out before they flatten. They will flatten as they cool, giving them that perfectly chewy texture (if they flatten in the oven, they will be crunchy instead of chewy).
  8. Enjoy!