Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

posted on December 14, 2017 by Stephanie

It’s cookie season and if you are still considering what to cookies to make to add to your cookie tray, snickerdoodles are always a good choice! Snickerdoodles are simple cookies and may not seem all that impressive, but they are indeed a group favorite and they can be tricky to get right! I like my snickerdoodles just like I prefer, well, all my cookies…thick, soft, and chewy. I’m just not a fan of really thin crispy cookies. No, I say!

In my humble opinion though, these snickerdoodles are everything a snickerdoodle should be. They have that classic tangy flavor thanks to the cream of tartar, an important ingredient in traditional snickerdoodle cookies. To give the cookies their thickness, I use a bit more flour in this recipe. The other secret to soft, pillowy snickerdoodles is the bake time. I bake mine for about 10 minutes, this is just enough time for the cookie to bake through and maintain that doughy texture. If you overbake them, they will have a crispier texture. You do not have to chill the dough. I did not chill my dough when baking the batch photographed in this post, but you can chill it if needed and you may end up with a slightly thicker cookie, which is never a bad thing!

Of course, before baking, you will roll them in cinnamon sugar, and I also add a bit of cinnamon to the dough. I love these cookies because they are so simple, but also so dreamy. And even better, they are so easy to make! I had them ready for the oven in about 20 minutes. I should also add that these cookies freeze really well so you can make them in advance until you are ready to serve them!


Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Read the whole recipe on Eat. Drink. Love.