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Easy Soft Snickerdoodles

The very best giant Soft Snickerdoodles for all of your baking needs. An easy homemade cookie that’s deliciously simple and pretty much the best buttery and cinnamon-y cookie ever! Trust me, they are so very good! Each cookie dough ball is hand rolled in a super simple cinnamon and sugar mixture and sprinkled with a little extra cinnamon before baking them to soft and chewy perfection. You can’t help but love these sweet cinnamon-y cookies. Each bite is slightly crisp on the edges with a a soft and warm center. These are truly the very best snickerdoodle cookies you will eat. Plus, they are so much thicker than a traditional cookie so… it makes them even better!

four snickerdoodle cookies stacked on wire cooling rack with two cinnamon sticks, a spoon, more cookies behind, and glass of milk

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About The Recipe

Cookies to kick off the second full week of February! Can you all believe we are already two months into 2021? Time this year seems to be flying by. And, somehow, this is the first traditional cookie post of this year! Two months in with no new cookie recipes… Well, we had to make it would be a good one.

So, here we are. Cookies on a Monday. But these cookies are extra special.

Yes, they are actually DELICIOUS. And I really mean seriously delicious, but what’s even better? They’re so easy to mix up, require little to no effort, and it’s still a cookie that’s soft, chewy on the inside, crisp on the outside, and like nothing you’ve ever had before!

four stacked snickerdoodle cookies on wire cooling rack with spoon and glass of milk behind

I’ll be totally honest, too. Me and my mom have never had a snickerdoodle cookie until now! I know, shocking…but we’ve always gone for chocolate chip cookies or even an oatmeal cookie! I really haven’t ever actually seen a snickerdoodle outside of a movie or tv show. So, we decided to finally try some!

I can totally understand why people love them so much now. They’re sweet, cinnamon-y, fluffy, soft, chewy…just so good!

And I can’t even express just how easy they are to make. All you have to do is mix everything together, roll in some cinnamon and sugar, and bake until they’re golden brown.

Honestly. It’s that easy and they’re guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. I think the hardest part is gonna be sharing them…oh, and stopping eating after just one cookie!

Equipment Needed


For The Cookies:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
flour, vanilla, sugar, salt, eggs, baking powder, and butter on marble counter

For The Topping:

  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
sugar and cinnamon in glass bowls


In a medium sized bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer with the beater attachment.

Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Stir in the vanilla.

Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Be careful not to over mix!

Scoop out cookie dough with a large cookie scoop and roll in the cinnamon and sugar. Place six cookies per pan.

Bake the cookies at 375 for 15-18 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and beginning to crack.

snicker doodles on a white plate with a spoon, cinnamon sticks, flowers, a white napkin, and more cookies around

How To Store

Once the cookies have cooled, you can place them in a lidded container or in a sealable bag. They can be left out on the counter for 5-7 days, or kept in the freezer for about 2 months.

What To Make With These Cookies

One of our favorite things to serve with these cookies is some classic vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce! They make a wonderful ice cream sandwich, honestly. But, you can really make anything with these delicious cookies.

four stacked cookies with a bite taken out of one on a wire cooling rack with cinnamon sticks and more cookies behind

Expert Tips

  • Get the butter and eggs out of the fridge a few hours prior to baking.
  • Check the expiration date on the baking powder!
  • Be careful not to over mix these cookies.
  • If you don’t have a cookie scoop, you can use a normal spoon to spoon out the cookie dough. Just try and get them as close as you can in size!
  • You can sprinkle a little extra cinnamon and sugar on top of the cookies.
  • The cookies will puff up and then drop slightly as they cool.

When you make these Easy Soft Snickerdoodles, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

four snickerdoodle cookies stacked on wire cooling rack with two cinnamon sticks, a spoon, more cookies behind, and glass of milk
4.75 from 4 votes

Easy Soft Snickerdoodles

Soft, chewy, sweet, and oh so delicious! These Snickerdoodle Cookies are truly the perfect cookie.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 19



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla

Cinnamon Sugar


Cinnamon Sugar

  • In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs, one at a time.
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Stir in flour mixture, being careful not to over mix.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out dough.
  • Roll each scoop into a ball and roll in cinnamon sugar.
  • Place on prepared pan, leaving at least 3 inches between cookies.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until done.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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  1. These are delicious! But they flattened quite a bit, wondering if I should put dough in frig for 30 minutes? So good will be making again soon!

    1. Hi Dee! I’m so glad you like them! Here are a few tips for troubleshooting. I hope they help. You may have over beaten the butter and sugar. They should literally just be creamed together, not beaten until light and fluffy. If that’s not the case, try refrigeration before baking or raising the oven temp by 25 degrees. You could also try a coarser sugar in the dough. Let me know if I can be of any more help.