Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Photo of fresh baked snickerdoodle cookies piled three and two on a square of white parchment paper with cookies on a cooling rack in the background.

Make a delicious batch of homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies and with this recipe, there’s enough to share!

Snickerdoodle cookies are one of our favorites. And true to classic form, they’re rolled in an extra delicious layer of cinnamon sugar!

The batch makes 36 cookies and you don’t need to refrigerate the dough before baking. They’re quick and easy to make for holiday cookie exchanges, picnics or to bring to a potluck meal.

My son loves these homemade Snickerdoodle cookies and a batch goes quickly around here. I hope this cookie recipe becomes a favorite of yours too. If you make them, let me know in the comment section below, I’d love to hear from you! Below is the recipe.

Related: Two more delicious dessert recipes to try… Chocolate-Drizzled Coconut Cookies & Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Frosting.

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Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies



Prep Time

30 min.

Cook/bake time

10-12 min.



Here's What You'll Need

Baking sheets
A medium sized mixing bowl and a small bowl
Hand mixer (optional)
Cooling racks (optional)


1 cup butter (softened – 2 sticks)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cream or tartar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
To roll – An additional 3 tablespoons sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
Photo of a handmixer creaming together the butter, sugar, vinegar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.
2. In a medium size mixing bowl, blend together the softened butter, sugar, eggs, vinegar and vanilla extract.
Photo of snickerdoodle cookie dough in a bowl and a closeup of the handmixer beaters.
3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, baking powder, cinnamon, cream of tartar, salt and flour.
4. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.
Closeup of a ball of snickerdoodle cookie dough being rolled in a bowl of cinnamon sugar.
5. Pinch a small amount of dough and roll it into a 1-inch ball. Then roll it in cinnamon sugar.
Photo of snickerdoodle cookies going into the oven, they have been slightly flattened and twelve fit on a parchment lined baking sheet.
6. Place on a parchment lined or greased baking sheets and flatten.
Overhead view of freshly baked homemade snickerdoodle cookies on a cooling rack and two stacked on a white square of parchment paper.
7. Bake until lightly browned about 10-12 minutes.