Friday, January 14, 2011


I don't know where these cookies got their whimsical name from but I baked these for the first time a few years back and they quickly made it onto my Top 5 cookie list!

When I was a growing up, after graduating from my Easy Bake oven days, we still only made the basic cookies, like peanut butter and chocolate chip. Anything else was purchased from the grocery store cookie aisle. And snickerdoodles aren't cookies you will find readily. So what exactly is this cookie with the strange name? It's a simple sugar cookie with a crackly top that has been rolled in cinnamon and sugar. They are also known as Snipdoodles or cinnamon sugar cookies. It is a really easy and fun recipe for kids to help with; though if you are anal, like myself, it could get kind of messy.

These are so delicious and have a soft, chewy center. Now if only I did not suffer from year-round allergies and chronic sinusitis, I could drink a tall, cold glass of milk with them. Nothing wrong with a little wishful thinking...


1 stick unsalted butter
2/3 c brown sugar
2/3 c granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp vanilla
2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp kosher salt

3 tbsp cinnamon
½ c granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream together the butter and the sugars. Add eggs and beat just until blended. Stir in vanilla.

Sift dry ingredients together. Combine the creamed and dry ingredients. Combine cinnamon and ½ c sugar in small bowl. Create round balls with cookie dough. Roll balls of cookie dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture until coated.

Place cookies on lined baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 minutes. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. I made these for the first time last year and absolutely loved them. They are on my top 5 as well. These right here look spot on perfect!

  2. Thanks Eliana! They are so quick and easy to make...I love them! I was gifting them for some birthdays last week, trying not to eat too many of them as I packaged them. :)

  3. One of my favorite cookies too! A real classic! But dangerous to have around! LOL

  4. Oh man. These things you do to me. I love a dish that is fun to make, fun to eat, and fun to say. I did not know where Snickerdoodles came from. Thanks for the scoop.

  5. They are dangerous! Scott, I would have traded you a batch for some of your birthday cake!