Snickerdoodles Recipe

Snickerdoodles Recipe

Snickerdoodles are a classic spiced vanilla cookie. These have a slightly cakey interior.

Adapted from How To Be A Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art Of Comfort Cooking

  • Yield:19 cookies
  • Active time: 25 minutes
  • Total time:40 minutes


  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 2.

    In a medium bowl, whisk to combine flour, salt, baking powder, cloves, and nutmeg.

  3. 3.

    In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add dry ingredients to bowl and beat until just combined.

  4. 4.

    In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Gently roll each ball in sugar mixture to coat.

  5. 5.

    Place cookies on baking sheet and bake until golden, about 15 minutes.