Easy snickerdoodle cookies in cinnamon sugar
Classic Snickerdoodles
Prep Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 28 mins

These easy homemade snickerdoodles are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes of all time! These Classic Snickerdoodles are super buttery, super chewy, and full of cinnamon flavor.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Snickerdoodles
Servings: 3 dozen cookies (about)
Author: Michelle
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups 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 with a hand mixer (or standing mixer), cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Once combined, chill the dough at least 1-2 hours.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400.
  6. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
  7. Roll the dough into 1 Tbsp sized balls. Then, roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture until the whole ball is coated.

  8. 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).
  9. Enjoy!