Snickerdoodles – Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Do you love Cinnamon? Do you love Cookies? Well this is the recipe for you. These Snickerdoodles are delightful and taste like a fresh cinnamon donut.

This was my first time making Snickerdoodles and certainly won’t be my last.

Snickerdoodle cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. These cookies taste like freshly backed cinnamon sugar doughnuts. They are delicious and everyone will love them.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 225 g butter - room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 brow sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cup flour

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Add room temperature butter and both sugars into a mixer and beat until nice and fluffy. Turn mixer down to a medium speed and add the eggs and the vanilla.
  • In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients together.
  • Continue to mix the cookie batter on a low speed, then add the dry ingredients in 1/4 at a time. Use a spatula to scrape the side of the mixing bowl, if needed.
  • In a separate bowl, add the sugar and the cinnamon powder and mix.
  • Let the cookie dough rest in the fridge for 10 mins.
  • Start to roll out your cookies, with a cookie scoop or a spoon, roughly 1 tbsp of cookie dough each. Dip the cookie ball into the cinnamon sugar. Then add to a baking tray.
  • Cook for 10 minutes. If your cookies are on the larger side, cook for 12 minutes.


Make sure you don't put the cookies too close to each other so they don't stick together.

About this Recipe:

Snickerdoodles are a popular cookie in the US, but being from Australia, I had no idea what a Snickerdoodle was. I always assumed they had peanuts because the name was so similar to a Snickers bar. After constantly seeing these cookies appear in my Pinterest feed, I decided to make them and eat my first Snickerdoodle.

Before I made these cookies, I did a bit of research. There are so many different recipes online and each varied in little ways. Some recipes required the cookie dough to be chilled, some only used granulated sugar and some used a mixture of both. I have done a mashup of some of these recipes I found and made some little tweaks and adjustments.

snikerdoodles cookies - making the cookies

Some adjustments I made; adding more cinnamon, I love cinnamon so I decided to add more. Another tweak was slightly pressing the cookie dough balls, this helps the cookies keep their shape while baking. Before baking I also sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top of the balls.

I like my cookies on the more crunchy side, so, I cooked them for 12 minutes. Cooking time can vary though, depending on the cookie size and the oven.

snikerdoodle cookies

I took these cookies to work and they were gone in less than 20mins, everyone kept coming back for seconds and thirds.

Don’t like cinnamon or want to try something different? Try out our other cookier recipes:

Raspberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

snikerdoodle cookies

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