This cinnamon sugar cookie originated in Germany but became popular in New England a long time ago. We love the whimsical name, the simplicity, and the soft yet crispy texture our recipe creates.

STEP ONE – Preparations

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

STEP TWO – Make the Dough


5 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. In the stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. In the 1st small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and stir to incorporate without overmixing.

STEP THREE – Make the Topping


2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In the 2nd small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.

STEP FOUR – Bake the Cookies

  1. Shape 1 tablespoon of dough at a time into a ball and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  2. Place on the baking sheets and use your fingers to press into ½-inch thick circles.
  3. Bake for 6 minutes.
  4. Switch the sheets and bake for another 6 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
  5. Transfer the cookies to the cooling racks and cool for 5-10 minutes.

Recommended Serving Size: 3 cookies

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat

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10 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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