The Best Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

the best soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies recipe

For the past month, my daughter has been asking me to make Snickerdoodle Cookies, so I decided to try making them. These Snickerdoodle Cookies that I made are so good! We loved them so much that I made them three times within two weeks. Mostly we just ate them, but we did give some away to neighbors.

 

snickerdoodle cookie balls with cinnamon sugar

Here is the process how to make Snickerdoodle Cookies. Prepare the dough by using the recipe below. Once the Snickerdoodle cookie dough is formed, roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Then roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them on a cookie sheet that has been prepared with parchment paper.

 

 

snickerdoodle cookiesBake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I always take my cookies out at 8 minutes because I like them really soft and chewy.

soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookiesPlace the snickerdoodles on a cooling rack to cool completely.

 

snickerdoodle cookies

Here is the recipe for the best soft & chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies:

 

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Snickerdoodle Cookies
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Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING:
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Using a mixer, cream together the butter, 1¼ cups sugar and brown sugar. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix after egg is added. Then add the vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  2. In a different medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Optional step: To make it easier to roll the dough into balls, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  5. Make the cinnamon sugar topping by combining the 4 Tablespoons sugar and 1½ teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.
  6. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Then roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them on a cookie sheet that has been prepared with parchment paper. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Place the Snickerdoodles on a cooling rack to cool completely.

 

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Comments

  1. Seriously this is the best snickerdoodle recipes I have tried! I have eaten 5 cookies so far and don’t see myself sharing with the family 😂 just the right amount of crispy bottom if you remove directly from sheet to cooling rack 👍🏻 Thanks for my new favorite cookie recipe!

  2. The flavor of these was incredible but I do have a question! My dough was SO crumbly and the cookies stayed in the ball shape unless I pushed them down. That coupled with the crumbly dough made for ugly, but delicious, cookies. Any suggestions? I did put it in the fridge for quite some time and it still didn’t help.

  3. The cookies were incredible!

    I do have a question though. My dough was super crumbly, I put it in the fridge for quite some time and that didn’t seem to help. They also wouldn’t flatten, they stayed in the rounded spoon shape the whole time unless I pressed them down which made for ugly but delicious cookies. Any tips as to what to do to prevent this moving forward?

  4. The flavor was incredible! My dough was insanely crumbly and didn’t fall when baked, I had to push them down with my hands and that coupled with crumbly dough made for ugly, but delicious, cookies.

    Any insight on how to prevent that when I try again?

    • That is strange that they were crumbly. I’ve made these cookies a lot and have never had them be crumbly. I will say that I usually skip putting them in the fridge because I want to eat them as soon as possible. When I do this they are usually a little on the sticky side, but they always turn out soft and chewy. My suggestions would be don’t put them in the fridge and/or put a little less than 2 and 3/4 cups of flour in them. Let me know if this helps.

    • I was just reading up on cookie dough being crumbly and it could be from living in a higher-altitude climate or from over mixing the dough. The suggestion to fix crumbly cookie dough is to add 1/2 teaspoon of liquid to the dry dough. Keep adding a 1/2 teaspoon until the dough reaches the perfect consistency. I hope this helps.

  5. L Cheesebrew says:

    Am I missing the Cream of Tartar in this recipe?.

  6. Just made these and BRAVO!! The crispy sugar coated outside was the best part. Will definitely make again!!

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