Snickerdoodles (The Best)

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Jo2678

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.

Top Review by Mary Scheffert

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 :-)

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.

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