Best Ever Snickerdoodles (Great American Copy Cat)

When last minute company is heading over, what do you make? Snickerdoodles! When you are fresh out of chocolate chips and your teenage son’s friends come over to “hang out”, what do you make? Snickerdoodles! When it’s cold and rainy outside and you are in the mood to bake something simple with the kidos…what do you make? Snickerdoodles!

Ladies, this is my ALL-TIME favorite Snickerdoodle recipe. There is NOTHING that smells better than these cookies baking…many a candlemaker has tried to put this smell in a jar and sell it, but alas…the real thing is just unmatchable. The mixture of butter, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar is good enough to make anyone’s mouth water! YUMMmmm….

And here is the “Top Secret” recipe…Shhhh…

In a large bowl, add butter, sugar and brown sugar

Mix well with mixer

Add an egg and vanilla

In a bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.

Mix together

*chill* for 30 mins in the refrigerator (do not skip this step, my Dears). Scoop into Tablespoon sized cookies.

Roll in cinnamon and sugar

Bake in a 300 oven for 14-16 mins (they will still be gooey) The key is to leave them on the baking sheet for a couple of mins so they will continue to bake. Then, place them on a cooling rack.

Wanna bite??? These are dense and buttery and ohh so good.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Best Ever Snickerdoodles (Great American Copy Cat)
Serves: 16
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  • ½ cup (1 stick) softened butter (not melted)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • Sugar and cinnamon for rolling (1 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon-mix)
  1. Preheat oven to 300
  2. Mix butter, and sugars together.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl blend flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  5. Add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Place batter in refrigerator for 30 mins (this is the MOST important step)
  7. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl for rolling
  8. Scoop dough by the Tablespoonfuls and shape into balls-roll in cinnamon and sugar
  9. Place on un-greased cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 14-16 mins
Cookies will be slightly gooey-leave them on the baking sheet after they are finished in the oven...they will continue to bake. Then, place on cooling rack.



  1. Love your recipe. Looks yummy. I’m doing a gluten free experiment. Will let you know how they turn out gluten free. 🙂

  2. These look great 🙂 I’m searching for the “best of” cookies so these will be what I make next week. I’ve found the best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe, The Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and The Best Oatmeal Scotchie Recipe 🙂 LOL At least WE think they are the best! (I’m tired of making cookies that are NOT great!)

  3. LOVE these! Ended up making two batches because I have SIX little lovers of Snickerdoodles AND… I had all that leftover sugar/spice – couldn’t let it go to waste. ;P Mine aren’t as think as yours, but just as soft, and YUMMY! Thanks for the great recipes.

    OH! And by the way, I look forward to this awesome opportunity that God has give you to teach us how to make delightful gluten-free recipes that are tasty and easy (ish?) on the budget. I know God has equipped you because now he has called you! Let the adventure begin! 🙂

  4. Thank you soo much !! They are soo good!! I made these for my husbands meeting and they were all gone in a blink.

  5. Can you chill these over night?

  6. This may be a silly question, but what kind of flour should I use? I love to bake but I haven’t had alot of experience. Thank you!


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