A Christmas Classic: Snickerdoodle Cookies


Snickerdoodle Cookies © Courtesy of Egg Farmers of Ontario

A classic for any baker – cookies with crisp edges, a chewy centre and lots of cinnamon sugar!

Yield: 18/46  | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Bake Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2  eggs
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) sea salt


Cinnamon Sugar:

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs until creamy, about 3 minutes.  
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Gradually beat into wet ingredients.
  4. Cinnamon Sugar: In small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Scoop cookie dough and roll into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Gently roll in cinnamon sugar and place on baking sheet, 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Gently flatten with a fork and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon sugar. Bake for about 8 to10 minutes until light golden. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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