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The Best Chewy Snickerdoodles Recipe

Easy and irresistible snickerdoodle cookies with the classic cinnamon sugar coating. No mixer needed, just two bowls and a whisk.

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chewy snickerdoodles, the best snickerdoodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chilling dough: 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 135 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, cream of tartar and salt. Set aside.
  2. Place butter in a glass microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds, check and microwave for 10 more seconds if needed. See note for tips!
  3. Cool butter completely. Add both sugars and whisk for 20 to 30 seconds. Add egg and vanilla and whisk just until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Cover the bowl with dough and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. In a small mixing bowl or ramekin, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the cookie dough with a 1.5-tablespoon size cookie scoop, roll into a ball and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place on prepared baking sheet, spacing the dough balls at least 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake cookies for 9 to 11 minutes. For me the magic number was 10 minutes exactly. The cookies will look puffed up but will deflate while cooling and will have the classic snickerdoodle folds.

Recipe Notes

How to properly measure out flour: do not dip the measuring cup in flour bag. Stir the flour in the bag a few times, so it's not packed. Scoop the flour with a spoon into the measuring cup, then level off the top with a knife. Place flour in mixing bowl and repeat if needed.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Chewy Snickerdoodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.