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
Optional Snickerdoodle Add-Ins
- 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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