World's Best Snickerdoodles

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Teresa in CO

Title says it all. DO NOT OVERBAKE THEM, or you will be sorry. Best to pull them out when they look a little raw and let them harden a bit on the cookie sheet. I have given these as gifts, sold them, and made them for guests, but I never have any left over by the end of the day. They are also very pretty, with the nice "broken" top characteristic of Snicks.

Top Review by The_Swedish_Chef

I was SO happy to find a snickerdoodle recipe that required Cream of isn't a proper Snickerdoodle unless it has that's just a sugar cookie, otherwise! These turned out light, fluffy, other words, just delicious and perfect! Great recipe and thanks for posting a Classic American Cookie. :) Made for Spring PAC 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time, along with vanilla, until well-combined.
  4. Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, soda, cream of tartar) in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredient mix into the wet mix in 2-3 stages.
  5. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  6. Use your hands to roll dough into little (ping-pong ball-sized) balls.
  7. Roll dough-balls in the cinnamon/sugar mixture so they're covered all the way around. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 or 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake 7 or 8 minutes, until they have spread out and have JUST started to turn brown. Remove from cookie sheets and place cookies on cooling rack to cool and set a little. If they're not completely cooked when they come out of the oven, let them cook a bit more on the cookie sheets, out of the oven. 7-8 minutes will make a nice, chewy cookie with a little crispness on the bottom.

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