Sugar cookies are a holiday staple in my family, and snickerdoodles are a tradition in Nick’s. Nobody makes them quite like his grandmother, but we gave it a shot this year.

Grandma’s snickerdoodles are crackly on top, slightly crisp, and just a little chewy on the inside. And they pair nicely with a (snowman) mug of hot tea.

Do you like your snickerdoodles thin and crispy or fat and fluffy?


(Printable Recipe)


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Cream together butter, sugar, and eggs. Sift together remaining ingredients, and combine with butter mixture. Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  2. Stir together cinnamon and sugar. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  3. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart, and bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes until set, but not hard. Remove immediately from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.

3 thoughts on “Snickerdoodles

  1. I made these tonight with my little girl. Rolling the cookie ball in the sugar and cinnamon is perfect for a 3-year-old job! Thanks for sharing. The cookies turned out GREAT!

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