The Best Snickerdoodles

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Patrick Meyer

By
@patrickmeyer

These cookies are a family favorite! The most important thing is to make sure not to overbake the cookies.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Wow ... these really are the best snickerdoodles. The cookies spread out to a perfectly thin cookie that's slightly crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. The cinnamon sugar coating has just the right amount of cinnamon. What's great about this snickerdoodle cookie recipe is that it doesn't make a ton of cookies. We got 12 cookies out of this recipe. The perfect amount if you're looking for a snack and some leftovers.

Note: We did bake them on parchment paper and used a sugar-coated glass to press the cookies out. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
16-18
Prep:
1 Hr 15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • COOKIE DOUGH

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • CINNAMON SUGAR

  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon

How to Make The Best Snickerdoodles

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on high speed.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Preheat oven to 300 degrees while you let the dough rest for 30 to 60 minutes in the refrigerator.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping.
  8. Take about 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  9. Press it onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Repeat for the remaining cookies.
  11. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies may seem undercooked but will continue to develop after they are removed from the oven.
  12. When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the middle.

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About The Best Snickerdoodles

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Holiday Baking
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids




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