Snickerdoodle Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Classic snickerdoodles: Enjoy your coffee with something sweet

Baking your own sweet treats is one of the most rewarding experiences. These classic snickerdoodles are fun to make and amazing to eat.

Snickerdoodle Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Most of us have at least one cup of coffee or tea every day. When you’re having a favourite cuppa by yourself or with friends, a sweet snack often goes very well with the drink and conversation. If you like making your own treats, you’ll love these classic snickerdoodles which are much easier to make than you might think. They’re a very popular American treat that have been enjoyed more across the world.

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Classic snickerdoodles suggestions

These cookies are soft on the inside and beautifully crunchy on the outside with a sweet cinnamon sugar coating. You can roll these treats into balls and flatten them out but you can even shape them with a cookie cutter. If you’re a fan of South African pannekoek, you’ll enjoy them even more because of the cinnamon sugar coating. Not only are the perfect for your home cookie jar, but they’re great at bake sales and as gifts to your friends.

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Baking your own sweet treats is one of the most rewarding experiences. These classic snickerdoodles are fun to make and amazing to eat.

Last updated on 15 January 2024

Classic snickerdoodles 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 butter

  • 1 cups 1 sugar (white or brown)

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla essence

  • 2 tsp 2 baking powder

  • 1 tsp 1 cream of tartar

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 3 cups 3 plain cake flour

  • For the coating
  • ½ cup ½ brown sugar

  • 4 tsp 4 cinnamon


  • To start, cream the sugar and butter 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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