Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

Everyone I know loves these cookies. I took a batch to a party once and disappeared within 30 min. with people asking for more. I especially like the cinnamon and sugar. I must admit, it is not my creation; I got it from the Pillsbury Complete Book of Baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Next, in a large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and margarine until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs and blend well.
  4. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, and mix well.
  5. Mix 2 Tbsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon in small bowl.
  6. Shape the dough into balls (approx 1-inch or whatever your preference) and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  7. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 400°F for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.
  9. Immediately remove from cookie sheets and cool completely.


Most Helpful

I wanted to make some Snickerdoodles, and first used another recipe (not from 'Zaar!)--they were awful & I ended up throwing them out. Then I found this recipe--they were exactly what I was looking for - a little crispy on the outside, but soft & cakey on the inside. Because we like a lot of cinnamon flavor, I added about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the dough. If you're looking for the perfect snickerdoodles, look no further...these are indeed the BEST! Thanks for posting, Jo! -M :-)

Mary Scheffert December 19, 2002

I halved it, which was a bad idea. lol

AllForHim September 11, 2007

Believe it or not, this is the first time I have ever eaten a Snickerdoodle cookie. I have heard of them and have read the recipe a number of times but always thought it sounded kind of boring. Well today I wanted to make cookies but did not have chocolate chips or raisins in the house so I thought of this recipe. They just came out of the oven and I must say I am stunned at how good they are. YUM! I can hardly wait until the kids get home from school to try these. Thanks for the great recipe Jo, I am thrilled with these!

mums the word February 12, 2008

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