Christmas Cookies: Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodle cookies are my husband’s favorite.  I normally make a double batch because he will eat half of one before Christmas.  This is my favorite snickerdoodle recipe. It’s classic, simple, and delicious. Enjoy!

Snickerdoodle Cookies


Cookie Dough

  • 2    3/4c All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 c Butter, softened but not melted
  • 1    1/2c Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • 1/3c Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.  Set aside.
  2. In a separate large bowl beat butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.  Add in eggs one at a time.  Scrape down bowl and beat in vanilla.
  3. Add flour mixture 1/3 at a time, beat on medium until a smooth dough forms.
  4. Place dough on parchment or wax paper and refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight.
  5. Once dough is ready to roll and bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place rack in center of oven.
  6. Mix sugar and cinnamon for coating in a shallow bowl wide enough to roll dough balls in.
  7. Take a small spoonfuls of dough and roll into 1″ balls (you can make them a little smaller or  a little larger to suit your tastes).
  8. Roll dough balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place 2″ apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. If you want, flatten dough balls with a glass until they are 1/2″ thick. You can also leave them as they are.
  10. Bake 8-10 minutes.



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