Snickerdoodle Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Get the kids baking with this easy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Keep the cookie monsters in the family quiet with this classic American recipe for cinnamon-sugar snickerdoodles.

Snickerdoodle Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Keep the cookie monsters in the family quiet with this recipe for the American classic sugar biscuits known as snickerdoodles.

These cinnamon-sugar crusted cookies are a great introduction to baking and a fun way to bond in the kitchen with your junior masterchef.

This recipe for snickerdoodles comes together in less than an hour and it contains basic ingredients. You can keep the dough in the fridge for two days if you’d like to make it in advance. Just be sure to only coat the biscuits when you are ready to bake them.

Snickerdoodle Recipe

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Recipe by Dominique White Course: Snacks, TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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Snickerdoodles are a timeless classic. They are similar to a sugar cookie just coated in cinnamon sugar for extra deliciousness.


  • 250 g 250 margarine

  • 1 cups 1 sugar (white or brown)

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla essence

  • 2 teaspoon 2 baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon 1 cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • 3 cups 3 plain cake flour

  • ½ cup ½ brown sugar

  • 4 teaspoons 4 cinnamon


  • To start, cream the sugar and margarine until it is fully combined with a whisk or stand mixer.
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time and add the vanilla essence.
  • In a separate bowl mix the sieved flour with the baking powder, tartar and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry mix to your wet while mixing.
  • Once combined you should have a thick, almost dough-like mixture. In a small bowl mix the ½ cup of brown sugar and 4 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  • Preheat oven to 180˚c.
  • Take teaspoon sized amounts of dough, roll into a ball, roll in the cinnamon mix and flatten. This is where a little helper might come in handy! You can flatten the balls with a fork for a nice pattern.
  • Space the cookies out on a greased tray and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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