Snickerdoodles are a cinnamon sugar cookie that became popular in New England a long time ago. We love the name, the simplicity, and the soft yet crispy texture our recipe creates.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Take a stick of unsalted butter out of the refrigerator to soften.
  2. Set the oven to 350°F with two oven racks in the middle.
  3. Lightly spray two large baking sheets with canola spray.
  4. Get out the stand mixer and a small mixing bowl.
  5. Set up the cooling racks.

STEP TWO – Make the Dough


¾ stick of unsalted butter
½ cup of white sugar
½ cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 egg
1 ½ cups of white flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of sea salt


  1. In the mixer, blend the butter and sugars together on medium speed until they’re light and creamy.
  2. Add the vanilla and egg until they’re well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix all the dry ingredients until they’re well incorporated.
  4. Put the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix by hand to blend.

STEP THREE – Make the Topping


2 tablespoons of white sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon


  1. In the small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
  2. Take one tablespoon of the cookie dough at a time and roll it into a ball. Then roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  3. Place the dough on the baking sheets.
  4. With your fingers, press down each ball until they’re ½-inch thick and round in shape.
  5. Bake for 6 minutes, then switch the baking sheets in the oven so the cookies evenly bake.
  6. Bake for another 6 minutes until the edges start to brown.
  7. Transfer the cookies to the cooling racks.
  8. Enjoy!

Makes approximately 18 cookies

Recommended serving size: 2 cookies

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

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8 thoughts on “Snickerdoodles

  1. Hahah no way, I was talking about these with my mum just the other day. We were discussing foods and chocolate bars that we know of but have no idea what’s in them. I often heard of Snickerdoodles referred to in the stuff I watch and read over the years (I’m British but read/watch mostly American stuff). For some reason I thought they might have had peanut butter in. These sound delicious! And much more straightforward to make than I thought they would be too. Will bookmark this & give it a try sometime soon hopefully, thanks!

    Caz x

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