Mom's Snickerdoodles

Most of the time when I say what my favorite cookie is people say "huh"?

A snickerdoodle is a really delicious little cookie with cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar.  If cooked correctly, it should be crisp along the edges with a chewy center. Out of all I've tried, my mom's recipe is by far the best.

I think because of the cinnamon, I usually only make them around the holidays. Have a try for your next gathering and let me know what you think! 



  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 5/6 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • tablespoons granulated sugar
  • teaspoon cinnamon

To Assemble

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar at high speed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. In another bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

Mix wet and dry ingredients together.

Preheat your oven to 350°. Let the dough rest for 30-60 minutes in the icebox.

In a small bowl mix the topping. Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball, then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Press onto greased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Remove, place on cooling rack.


Want more cinnamon autumny goodness? Have a listen to my Spotify playlist.