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Best Snickerdoodle Cookies
Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
29 mins

Thick, super soft Snickerdoodle cookie with big cinnamon flavor and a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Snickerdoodles
Servings: 24
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1/3 cup + 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar, separated
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup room-temperature unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and have ready a baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Set aside.

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside until ready to use.

  3. Add 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer. Mix on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 

  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, followed by the lemon juice and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until incorporated.

  5. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Roll the top in the sugar-cinnamon mixture and place on the baking sheet at least 2" apart. Bake for 14 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.