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How to Make Snickerdoodles

Updated on December 15, 2017
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Mary loves cooking from scratch using natural ingredients. Here she shares some of her favorite recipes and products.


Easy to Make Snickerdoodles

These must be one of the easiest cookies to make. In fact, I'll bet you have everything you need to make them, already in your cupboard. That is one of the things I like about these, no unusual ingredients that I will have to search the stores for. Perhaps that is why these are so popular.

You may have a recipe for snickerdoodles that uses cream of tartar as a leavening agent. In this recipe, I only use the baking powder. I had to alter my original recipe as here in Brazil, some of the ingredients aren't always available to me.

This recipe will make about 60 cookies. This is all dependent on how big you make the cookies and if you eat the dough.

Below you'll see the images first, and then the instructions.

3.5 stars from 2 ratings of Snickerdoodles
Ingredients for snickerdoodles
Ingredients for snickerdoodles


  • 2 3/4 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 cup Margarine, good quality
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Sugar, for the topping
  • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon, for the topping
how to cream
how to cream


  1. Begin by creaming the sugar and the margarine. Using an electric mixer, beat until creamy. The appearance of the sugar granules should have disappeared. It is a good idea to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula to ensure all the sugar is creamed in.
  2. Next add the eggs. Using the blender, on low speed, fully incorporate them.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt with a fork. The reason being, if you don't do this, you may get a bitter taste which will be the baking powder.
  4. Add these dry ingredients to your margarine and sugar mixture. The dough will be stiff but continue blending until smooth. Remember to scrape the sides of your bowl. There should be no flour showing.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill until firm enough to handle. This can also be left until the following day if you wish.
  6. 10 minutes before removing your dough from the refrigerator, preheat your oven to 375°.
  7. Preparing the topping: This simple topping is just 1/3 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Mix well with a fork.
  8. Roll some of your chilled dough into a one inch ball. Place this in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and turn to coat. It is a good idea to use a spoon for this.
  9. Place this on an ungreased cookie sheet. The cookies will spread so leave a space between them.
  10. Using the base of a glass that has been dipped in the cinnamon and sugar, flatten the dough into shape by pressing the base of the glass down lightly on the cookie. Do the same for all the cookies.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges begin to go golden.


Take the tray out and remove to cooling trays immediately. Leave to cool and then put in a cookie jar.

© 2011 Mary Wickison

I hope you enjoy making these cookies

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi blond logic, I'm so glad I found this hub! I've often heard "snickerdoodles" but had no idea what they were up until now. I thought they were something to do with snickers bars. Silly me.

      They look delicious - I will bookmark your hub and make these one day.


      Voted up / Useful

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      Mary Wickison 6 years ago from Brazil

      I think they would taste wonderful with almond extract, never thought of that. Thanks lockgirl.

      Moonlake, I think you probably left them in too long. The funny thing is, I like my cookies soft and chewy and my husband like them crisp. Normally I leave one tray in longer for him.

      I am glad to see so many of you enjoy Snickerdoodles.

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      vperry 6 years ago

      Absolutely LOVE snickerdoodles! Voted up.

    • lockgirl profile image

      lockgirl 6 years ago from Florida

      mine have almond extract in them

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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      I made Snickerdoodles years ago. They were so pretty when they came out of the oven. A friend stopped over at the time so we were just waiting for them to cool so we could have some. Well, they were hard as rocks I don't know what I did wrong. We just kept eating dunking in our coffee to soften them. They tasted good.

      I'll have to try your recipe. Good Hub

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      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      I love cinnamon, I'll have to try these out!

      Great and informative photos. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful!