Growing up, I really didn't know what Snickerdoodle cookies were nor did I ever eat them. It took me a good 20 years to try them in college! After trying them though, I soon realized why these cookies were loved by many. Who doesn't love a chewy, cinnamon-y, and sweet cookie?! These snickerdoodle cookies are absolutely perfect for any season and when baked just right, they remain chewy and soft for days! I love the consistency and simplicity of these cookies and I'm confident you'll love these cookies too. Here's a simple recipe you can use to bake these cookies any time of the day and they yield a perfect amount of a dozen cookies. Let's get started! 


  • 1 cup + 6 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon


Preheat your oven to 400 F degrees. Combine your butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract (optional) in a bowl. Mix by hand. TIP: Make sure your butter is super soft and at room temperature. You'll find this easier to mix. Also, don't over mix your ingredients or more air will get into the mixture! 

Combine the baking soda, cream of tartar, flour, and salt in a separate bowl and mix. Slowly add the dry ingredients into your butter mixture. 

Start rolling the dough by hand into a big ball. Add a saran wrap on top and chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

While the dough is chilling, add your sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix well! 

Take the dough out of the fridge and start rolling them into 1-2 inch round balls. Coat the dough balls by gently rolling them individually in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. 

Place the balls on parchment paper. IMPORTANT: Make sure to leave enough space between the balls because they will expand while cooking! Bake for 8-9 minutes in the 400 F degree oven. 

Viola! These are super easy and quick to make. Make sure to bake these only for roughly 8-9 minutes in the oven, or else they'll over bake and will result in hard cookies. If you have a party or a potluck to go to, these are the perfect cookies to take with you! While this recipe yields around 12-14 cookies, if you need to make more... just double it! I hope you try these cookies out and let me know how you liked them. Enjoy! 

Photography & Styling by: Ji Yeon Kim