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The Best Snickerdoodles Recipe, Courtesy of Mrs. Phillips

Preparation 20 min Cook Time 8 min Total Time 0:28
Yields About 40 cookies     adjust servings

I know everyone already loves snickerdoodles, but these are my new favorite cookies. They're simple and perfect and equally great for kids and newly middle-aged women who just want a lightly sweet, totally frank cookie if you don't mind. Would make up to 48 cookies if you didn't eat any of the batter, but come on.


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400°F with a rack in the center.
  • Into a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, mix the butter, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy, about three minutes. (Start on low speed and increase to medium.)
  • On low speed, beat in flour mixture until just combined. Do not overmix. Chill dough for 10 minutes.
  • For the coating, stir together sugar and cinnamon on a small plate. Using your hands, roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in coating to cover completely.
  • Place cookies 2-3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets and bake for about 8 minutes, until set but still soft. Cool slightly on pan before removing to a cooling rack.


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