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The Best Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles

These Best-Ever Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles are incredible! Fluffy, soft, airy and packed with cinnamon sugar flavor, they'll soon become your go-to recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 30 -36
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
  • cups plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • teaspoons plus 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon divided
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Optional: white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper; set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar together with an electric mixer until combined and light in color, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Lastly, beat in 1 tsp ground cinnamon, the baking soda, cream of tartar and the flour until a soft dough comes together.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the 1 & 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon until combined. Drop rounded Tablespoonfuls of dough into the cinnamon sugar mixture, rolling them around to coat completely. Place 2" apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. Cool completely on the sheets.