Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a very delicious recipe! I need to double it when I make it because as soon as they're off the pan their gone! It is my own recipe. The cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves that goes into the cookies can be substituted with 1 tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla, salt, soda, and milk. Continue beating.
  4. Add 1 teaspoons each cinnamon and nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoons cloves. Continue beating. Add nuts, if using.
  5. Mix in flour one cup at a time until smooth with a wooden spoon.
  6. Refrigerate dough for 15-20 minutes and or overnight for easier handling.
  7. While the dough is being refrigerated, combine remaining cinnamon and sugar in a cereal bowl.
  8. Once the dough is chilled, roll into 1 inch balls and flatten between your palms.
  9. Dip into the cinnamon-sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 8-12 minutes. (Usually about 10.).
Most Helpful

My DSs (and I) have found we really like snickerdoodles; have had them a few times now over chocolate chip cookies and this is a good one too! I left out the cloves and nuts but otherwise made as written. Will be making these again! Made for Spring PAC 2013.

AZPARZYCH April 19, 2013

This is a very delicious recipe!!!!

Cooki Maker August 30, 2012

Made these last evening and the recipe was simple enough. I had to turn the oven down to about 350 degrees or they were burning. I keep looking over the recipe because it was almost like something was missing, like more sugar. They weren't very sweet. My son is a snickerdoodle lover and he ate one and wasn't interested. I think they taste more like a shortbread spice cookie.

Sandra G. February 27, 2016