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Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft, puffy, light and fluffy!  Snickerdoodles that is!  The classic cookie you know and love.  My Snickerdoodles are buttery and full of cinnamon-y flavor.  These are seriously the best Snickerdoodles, and just to make sure of that, I made five batches of these Snickerdoodles.  Thats ten dozen cookies….

Ok, okay, okay.  Truth be told, I did not eat all 120+ of these cookies.  I made these cookies for a wedding…and they were a hit!  This cookie is great for any party, celebration or Christmas cookie platter.  I know Santa would agree with me 😉

This recipe does not require chilling, but the dough can be chilled in the refrigerator for up to three days.  I chilled my cookie dough overnight just to space out the work between making these cookies and the other 240 pieces of dessert I had to make for the wedding.

Guess how much fun rolling 120 Snickerdoodles in cinnamon-sugar topping is??

Lets bake y’all!

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 24-30 cookies Cooking Time: 8-minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/3 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • sanding sugar (optional)

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

2

In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter. Beat the butter at medium-high speed until light and creamy. Add the sugar to butter and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla extract, butter extract and water to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix until combined.

3

Change the mixer speed to low and add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to the bowl. Mix until ingredients are just incorporated. Remove the bowl from the mixer.

4

PREPARE TOPPING: In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Using a standard sized cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough balls. Roll each cookie dough ball into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place cookies on prepared baking sheets.

5

Bake cookies, one cookie sheet at a time, in 375-degree oven for 8-minutes. Remove baked cookies from the oven and option to sprinkle sanding sugar immediately on top of each cookie. Let baked cookies set on the cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling. Repeat process with second cookie sheet.

Notes

If you chilled your dough in the refrigerator prior to baking, remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator 30-minutes before baking. The topping does not adhere to cold cookie dough very well.

So, if I wasn’t exhausted from making over 120 cookies, I would have taken a picture of the mound of cookies I had in the kitchen.  But besides being too tired, when I was done making all of these Snickerdoodles, I then had to make four batches of my favorite BROWNIES, which were also for the wedding.

These are the best Snickerdoodles!  Pin this so you can make them for the holidays!  Snickerdoodles always remind me of the holidays…and hot cocoa 🙂

XOXO,

Kelly

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    December 12, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    I love snickerdoodles and these look so soft and fluffy!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:35 PM

      Thank you Kelsie! Snickerdoodles are a favorite of ours too! So YUMMY!!

  • Reply
    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    December 12, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    Such a classic cookie!! These look nothing short of perfect. I could probably eat all 120 😉

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:35 PM

      Awww! Thanks Katherine. Truth be told, I could probably eat all 120 too hehehe 🙂

  • Reply
    Christy
    December 12, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    I haven’t had a snickerdoodle in ages and these look soooo good!! We keep making chocolate chip cookies and I’m ready for something different. I also need to make a dessert for the fellowship time after church Sunday. This totally works! As long as I can share….Maybe I’ll double the recipe! 🙂
    And I actually bought unsalted butter today because I thought of you today while getting butter. lol Thanks for yet another yummy recipe!
    Blessings,
    Christy

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:37 PM

      Awww! You are so sweet Christy! I love how you thought of me when buying unsalted butter (that actually totally made my day!). These cookies would definitely be a hit after church! Let me know if you make these and what you think. Have a great week Christy! XOXO 🙂

      • Reply
        Christy
        December 16, 2017 at 12:52 PM

        Well…we made them. They are soooooooo good! New plan is to make a box mix cake for the potluck and aside from one dozen I am sharing with a neighbor, we are eating the rest!! They are exactly how you described and very easy to make.
        Thanks again!!
        Blessings my friend,
        Christy

        • Reply
          Kelly
          December 17, 2017 at 12:16 PM

          Hi Christy! Awesome! I am so glad you made these and loved them! They are so good, right?! Happy Holidays and happy baking my friend 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    December 12, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    One perfect fluffy, pillowy cookie!!!! Can’t beat the classic and this is a classic perfected!!! Looks like clouds of cinnamon heaven.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:38 PM

      Yessssss…..I totally agree Maria! I wouldn’t mind walking around in a cloud of cinnamon heaven hehehe 🙂 Have a great rest of the week my dear!! XOXO

  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    December 12, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Snickerdoodles are the best! I love a buttery, soft and fluffy snickerdoodle! I feel sorry for you rolling all those balls, but it was a good cause! Love! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:39 PM

      Thanks Kim! It became almost laughable at how many balls of cookie dough I had to roll hehehe. But TOTALLY worth it! These cookies are nothing short of amazing! 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy
    December 12, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    I love snickerdoodles. That is ambitious of you to do wedding refreshments. I’m glad that you survived – that sounds like so much work! Thank you for sharing the snickerdoodle recipe. I hope that you are getting a break now.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:41 PM

      Thanks Amy! It was a lot of work, but wasn’t as stressful for me as doing a birthday cake. I always stress out about decorating cakes!! So I was loving how easy it was to make these cookies (despite rolling 120 cookie dough balls heheheh). XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    gardeningfoodie
    December 13, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    Thee look so pillowy soft and delicious Kelly…I haven’t made these in ages, I would love to try this recipe 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:42 PM

      Thank you! I hope you do try these cookies! Totally perfect for Christmas!! Let me know if you make them 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Sweet Coralice
    December 13, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Wowzers, that’s a whole lotta cookie dough!! Thank goodness for cookie scoops, right! These look so delicious and I’ve got a serious craving for one right now. Well, considering I’m in the mood for a movie and being a couch potato, I think it’s more like a dozen that’ll keep me pacified, lol 😉

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:42 PM

      Hehehe I like the way you think! A movie, couch time and cookies are the epitome of my perfect night hahaha. Thanks dear! Have a great week! XOXO

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    December 13, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    I love snickerdoodles! These look perfect!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 13, 2017 at 5:43 PM

      Thank you Amy! I sooooooo love Snickerdoodles too 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    December 13, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    These babies look so fluffy and amazinnnngggg!!!!! Gah! My eyes are watering… Cause they’re drooling? huh? lol

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 16, 2017 at 8:02 AM

      Hahahahahahahaha you always leave the funniest comments 🙂 Thanks girly! XOXOXO

  • Reply
    H.A.G.
    December 13, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    Totally pinned! These look fantastic!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 16, 2017 at 8:02 AM

      Thank you! They are a family favorite for sure 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Melissa
    December 19, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    My great aunt used to always make snickerdoodles and they were so good. These look just like hers! Pinned!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 20, 2017 at 6:01 AM

      Thanks Melissa!! Snickerdoodles are the BEST!! Thanks for pinning! XOXOX

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