Cinnamon Swirl Sugar Cookies (A.k.a. Snickerdoodles)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 28 mins

This recipe is as close to foolproof as I have ever made. I have never made an edible cookie, and my wife of 32 years has always had difficulty makeing sugar cookies, so when I found this recipe in Cook,s Illustrated, I was amazed with how well this worked. I made some tweeks to lower the sugar amount and added cinnamon to change the flavor and look. Please enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position, heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl, then set aside.
  2. Put 1 1/2 cups sugar & room temperature cream cheese in a bowl, pour warm melted butter over the sugar & cream cheese and mix to combine. Whisk in oil, then add egg, milk and vanilla until smooth. Add flour and mix with a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms.
  3. Take @ 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll into a dough ball(about the size of a ping pong ball) Put the 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in shallow pie tin, using your hands gently roll dough in the sugar / cinnamon mixture to coat. Place dough ball on a cookie sheet, and gently flatten the top.
  4. Bake 1 tray at a time until the edges are set and just beginning to brown, @11-14 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack until room temperature. ENJOY!
Most Helpful

I love these!! They were simple to make and such a huge hit! I will make this again soon as they are one of my very favorite kinds of cookies. Thank yo so much for posting this recipe =)

lordsangel December 26, 2011