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The Best Snickerdoodle Cookie

These snickerdoodle cookies are soft, chewy, and full of cinnamon sugar flavor. They are super easy to put together and will be gone in an instant!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Snickerdoodle Cookies, cinnamon sugar cookie, chewy cookies, holiday cookies, classic cookie, holiday baking, fufu's kitchen
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Fufu's Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar light brown sugar works great
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • Pinch Salt

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Cream together the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla using the paddle attachment of a KitchenAid or a rubber spatula. Make sure to mix together for a minute or two until light and creamy.
  • Then, add the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and cream of tartar.
  • Mix that all together very well.
  • Scoop the batter using a cookie scooper to make them all uniform in size onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. I recommend a 1 1/2 tbsp cookie scooper for a decent sized cookie. Cookie scoopers will make all the cookies uniform in shape and size!
  • Mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the topping and dip each cookie ball into it on all sides. Place back on the parchment paper keeping them a few inches apart since the cookie will spread in the oven.
  • Place the pan with the cookies in the fridge for ten minutes before baking them. This will help the cookie retain its shape.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Take out and allow to cool. Enjoy warm or room temperature!