I love snickerdoodle cookies, but realized I have never shared my snickerdoodle recipe with you! We are going to make that right, right now. Here is the recipe for perfect snickerdoodles!
I have made a lot of snickerdoodles in my time. I think snickerdoodles are solely responsible for my son Clark and his friends hanging out at our house during high school. They loved my snickerdoodles so I just kept making them! This is one of my most requested recipes from readers too!
Originally my recipe called for shortening, but I recently tried it with butter. And I think they came out even better! I guess it is true that butter makes everything better!
Another change I recently made to the recipe was using almond extract instead of vanilla. I love how the added almond flavor compliments the cinnamon. And there you have it! The makings of a perfect snickerdoodle cookie recipe!
Remember when I dressed up some oatmeal cookie to make caramel oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? They inspired me to add something to my snickerdoodle cookies as well. First I added caramel bits to my snickerdoodle cookie recipe.
They were delicious! And then I decided I needed to try them with chocolate chips. And I did not regret it! Wow were those chocolate chip snickerdoodles good!
I can’t decide which I like better. I loved them both! So I tried them with toffee bits and chocolate chips!
And they were delicious too! I love them all!
But that doesn’t take away from how much I love my traditional snickerdoodle cookies! It is always fun to have options!
Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
- 1 C butter
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 C flour
- 2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 C Heath Bar Bits optional
- 1 C chocolate chips optional
Cream butter, sugar and eggs together
Add in vanilla or almond extract
Mix in flour, cream of tarter, soda, salt
Mix in Heath Bar bits and chocolate chips if desired
Mix together sugar and cinnamon
Form dough into balls and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture
Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes
If you like snickerdoodle cookies as much as I do, be sure and check out these other fun snickerdoodle recipes. Snickerdoodle cupcakes, snickerdoodle muffins, snickerdoodle french toast, and snickerdoodle blondies.
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