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Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles

Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles

I am of the humble opinion, that all cookies should be chewy.  I’m really not a fan of crispy crunchy cookies.  I much prefer the kind that your teeth sink into and that leave zero crumbs behind.  

So if I can find a soft and chewy version of a cookie, you have better believe I’ll be trying it!

I’ve had a lot of snickerdoodles in my life.  They are one of my dad’s favorite cookies.  I’ve had crispy ones and crunchy ones, and ones that taste dry and some gooey ones that I am pretty sure were not quite cooked through.

However out of all the recipes I’ve tried, this one is my favorite.  It’s so easy and so tasty and did I mention chewy?  Yea, that too!  

These were a huge hit for us and my go-to recipe for soft and chewy snickerdoodles! 

I’ve come to discover that snickerdoodles is one of those favorite cookies that no one talks about. I find though, that when I ask someone what kind of cookies I should make them, more often than not, they’ll say, I like snickerdoodles!  

Seriously.  I kid you not.  It takes me by surprise every time.  I always think they’ll say Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter.  But nope, it’s usually snickerdoodle. 

So for all my snickerdoodle fans, and those of you who have never tried a snickerdoodle, try this one!  It’s delicious!

Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen small cookies


  • 1 cup butter (softened) {I use salted}
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 TB sugar {For Topping}
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon {For Topping}


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. Cream together sugar and butter.
  3. Add eggs and blend well.
  4. Add cream of tartar, baking soda and salt & cinnamon, mix well.
  5. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time blending well after each addition.
  6. In a small bowl combine 2 Tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  7. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  8. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet {parchment paper, baking mat or non-stick foil}
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges begin to turn golden.


Cookies may need to bake longer - depending on oven. In general they should cook well in 8-10 minutes. Do not over bake.

Recipe By: Lil Luna

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