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Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies.  This rendition comes from my brother-in-law and is very similar to my mom’s recipe.  In this recipe, though, the addition of brown sugar to the cinnamon-sugar mixture in which the cookie dough is rolled adds a wonderful complexity to the flavor.  These soft cookies will literally melt in your mouth. 

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Serves: 24-30
These soft snickerdoodles will literally melt in your mouth. The addition of brown sugar to the cinnamon-sugar mixture in which the cookie dough is rolled adds a wonderful complexity to the flavor.
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  1. Cream the butter and the sugar.
  2. Beat in the eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix them until a smooth dough forms.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Roll the cookie dough into balls a little bit smaller than golf balls.
  7. Roll each ball in the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture until they are completely covered.
  8. Place them on a greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8 minutes and 30 seconds until the bottoms are just turning golden.
  10. For soft cookies, be careful not to over-bake them. They will continue to set up as they cool.


TIP: For a great resource regarding how to bake with butter, check out this New York Times article.

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3 Responses to “Snickerdoodles”

  1. There is something about a soft snickerdoodle that is so good!

  2. Hmm. I noticed that you have two different recipes for snickerdoodles. I wonder which one you prefer? For me, I love the classic recipe – it always gives me perfect, soft, chewy, buttery cookies. 😀


  3. kelsey says:

    Though they look different, both of these are the soft and chewy kind (which I prefer). And I honestly couldn’t decide which was my favorite because I like them both! Mmmm…now you have me craving snickerdoodles 🙂

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