Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Snickerdoodle Cookies are a favorite in our house, so Anthony made sure to add them to the Christmas Cookie list! These soft cinnamon sugar cookies are the perfect holiday treat and will fill your home with the smell of Christmas.

I love easy to make cookies, especially this time of year. My kiddos always want to make 10 different kinds of cookies, so I like ones that are quick and easy to make. These Snickerdoodle Cookies are ready from start to finish in about an hour – including the chill time! If I’m only making one kind of cookie, I use this time as my tidy-up time. The dough can be left up to 3 days in the fridge, so if you can’t bake them right away, it’s ok. The dough freezes really well, too!

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This recipe is really great for kids to make. Anthony measured everything out and prepared them himself. We baked the cookies because he had a friend over and was immersed in video games. Plus, that meant that I got one warm before anyone else!

How To Make Snickerdoodle Cookies

Adapted from The Complete Magnolia Cookbook

Gather Tools & Equipment

  • stand mixer
  • cooling rack
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups

Gather Ingredients

By measuring out all of your ingredients first, your cookie making process will be a lot more efficient. It really helps just to be able to grab a bowl and dump it in the stand mixer.

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon, for sprinkling

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Make Cookies

 

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In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Set aside.

Mix 6 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy – about 2 minutes.

Add the milk, eggs and vanilla and beat well.

Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to overnight.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Drop rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets, leaving several inches between.

snickerdoodle cookies

Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar mixture.

snickerdoodle cookies

Bake 13 minutes. Cook on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

snickerdoodle cookies

How To Freeze Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough

Snickerdoodle Cookies are easy to freeze, too. To freeze cookies, make cookie dough according to recipe directions. Roll cookie dough in cinnamon sugar mixture, and place balls in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Freeze cookie dough balls until completely frozen. Transfer to labeled ziplock bag. To cook from frozen, add an additional 2-3 minutes of cook time.

snickerdoodle cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies + How To Freeze Cookie Dough

  • Stand Mixer
  • Cooling Rack
  • Baking Sheets
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (310 grams)
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar (6 grams)
  • 1 tsp baking soda (4.5 grams)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (1.5 grams)
  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar (300 grams)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk (10 ml)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (5 ml)
  • 6 tbsp sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon (for sprinkling)
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Set aside.

  2. Mix 6 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon and set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy – about 2 minutes.

  4. Add the milk, eggs and vanilla and beat well. 

  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. 

  6. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to overnight.

  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

  8. Drop rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets, leaving several inches between. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar mixture.

  9. Bake 13 minutes. Cook on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

How To Freeze:

To freeze cookies, make cookie dough according to recipe directions. Roll cookie dough in cinnamon sugar mixture, and place balls in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Freeze cookie dough balls until completely frozen. Transfer to labeled ziplock bag. To cook from frozen, add an additional 2-3 minutes of cook time.

 

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