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Sensational snickerdoodles: A texture party in every bite

Baking should be a simple as possible with the tastiest results and these sensational snickerdoodles are the sweet treat you should try.


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We all want some comfort during winter and a cup of tea or coffee surrounded by friends and family often does the trick. However, you want some snacks to go along with whatever your hot cup of choice is and snickerdodles are a great cookie that you can bake yourself. These sensational snickerdoodles are super soft on the inside and cracked and crunchy on the outside with the cinnamon and sugar mixture that also reminds you of pancakes.

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Sensational snickerdoodles suggestions

snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with flour, fat, sugar, and salt, and rolled in cinnamon sugar. They are similar to sugar cookies which are often rolled in white sugar. Even baking them doesn’t take every long and they will be ready very soon and best when they’ve cooled down and cracked a bit. These cookies are great with coffee or tea and also a great gift in a tin full of baked goodies for your whole family.

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Baking should be a simple as possible with the tastiest results and these sensational snickerdoodles are the sweet treat you should try.

Last updated on 24 July 2023

Sensational snickerdoodles recipe

4 from 7 votes
Recipe by Charlene Lewis Course: DessertCuisine: CookiesDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 cup 1 melted butter

  • cups cups of sugar

  • 2 2 eggs

  • 2 tsp 2 vanilla essence

  • cups flour

  • tsp cream of tartar

  • ½ tsp ½ baking soda

  • pinch of salt

  • Sugar and cinnamon mixture
  • ¼ cup of sugar

  • 1 ½ Tablespoons cinnamon


  • Set your oven to about 180 °C.
  • Take out your baking bowl and cream the sugar and the butter together. Then add the eggs and the vanilla essence. Mix until light and fluffy. Now, add the flour, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda until it’s all combined.
  • Take out a separate bowl and put in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Some recommend you refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes before making the cookies. This does help when you have to roll into balls. After you have a fair size ball, not too big, roll into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Make sure the ball of dough is coated all around.
  • Place onto greased or parchment-lined baking tray. Flatten out the dough ball in the centre a little before placing into the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, remove and let it all cool down before removing from the baking pan.


  • Cream of tartar seems to be what makes the Snickerdoodle, so make sure you do not leave this out. This ingredient seems to be what makes the tangy and chewy biscuit and separates it from your regular sugar cookie. Something to do with how it stops the sugar inside the cookie from crystalizing and becoming crunchy.

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