Searching for the best snickerdoodle cookies ever? Look no further! This easy recipe bakes up soft, thick, and fluffy, with plenty of cinnamon sugar!
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Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 117 kcal
For the Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
For the cinnamon sugar coating
To make the snickerdoodle cookie dough:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper
In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula and add the egg, mixing until smooth.
Stir in the egg yolk and vanilla until smooth.
Add the flour, cornstarch, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, and mix on medium-low speed until a dough forms (it might look dry and sandy at first but if you keep mixing it will come together).
To coat the snickerdoodles:
Combine the granulated sugar,
Scoop 1.5-tablespoon balls
of snickerdoodle cookie dough and roll in the coating mixture.
Place cinnamon sugar coated dough balls on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 6 to 10 minutes, or until set around the edges but still soft towards the middle.
*If you don't have or don't want to use cream of tartar, it can be omitted. Just replace the baking soda with 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder.
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Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.