Soft & Thick Snickerdoodles

Dive into the cozy warmth of these classic Snickerdoodle cookies, offering a heavenly texture that’s perfectly soft and thick. Ready in just 30 minutes, these treats are a wonderful blend of sugary sweetness and delightful cinnamon spice, making them a fast favorite for any baking enthusiast or cookie lover.


  • For the Cookies:
    • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
    • 2 tsp cream of tartar
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 and 1/3 cup (267g) granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk, room temperature
    • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • For the Topping:
    • 1/3 cup (70g) granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preparation:
    • Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare your baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or silicone baking mats to prevent sticking.
  2. Mix the Topping:
    • Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside for rolling the cookie dough balls.
  3. Cookie Dough:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
    • In a larger bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the softened butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
    • Gradually blend the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until a thick dough forms.
  4. Forming Cookies:
    • Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until well coated.
    • Arrange the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 3 inches apart to allow for spreading.
  5. Baking:
    • Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, or until they are puffy and set but still soft in the center.
    • Remove from the oven and gently press each cookie with the back of a spoon to flatten slightly.
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: Approximately 160 kcal per cookie


  • To ensure the cookies retain their soft, pillow-like texture, avoid overbaking. They should be removed from the oven while still soft in the center.
  • There’s no need to chill the dough, which means you can go from craving to enjoying these delicious treats in less time.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain their softness and freshness.


These Snickerdoodle cookies are not just quick and easy to prepare but are irresistibly soft and full of flavor. Whether for a special occasion or a comforting treat, these cookies are sure to delight anyone who tries them. Enjoy the magical blend of sugar and cinnamon in these fantastic homemade cookies!

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