Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

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Maybe you have had soft and chewy cookies before, but you’ve never had a Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle recipe like this. When I make a cookie, it has to be soft. Biting into a soft and chewy cookie is probably one of the best things in the world. I’m going to show you how to make these cookies. You can make them any time of the year and they will be delicious. My grandkids really enjoy making these cookies with me! So, let’s get started with making them. The secret is the creamy butter, no shortening in this recipe.

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

These cookies don’t take many ingredients, which is really nice! I love baking, but it’s hard to bake when there are a ton of ingredients involved. If you want to be lazy and not involve too many ingredients, then go with this cookie recipe. Whether you take these cookies to a potluck or make them for a special family or neighborhood occasion, you can’t go wrong. In case you missed this post, Soft Cream Cheese Frosted Sugar Cookies

Step One

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment paper on your cookie sheet or grease with vegetable spray.

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Step Two

Cream the butter, sugar, eggs, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla.

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Step Three

Add the flour and mix thoroughly.

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Step Four

This is what it looks like when you are ready to make the one-inch balls of cookie dough.

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Step Five

I use a cookie scoop to make the cookie balls about 1-inch in diameter. Roll the cookie balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. You can make the cookies a bit darker by using more cinnamon. Here is my cookie scoop: Purple Cookie Scoop and my Cookie Spatula

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Step Six

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Don’t over-bake. Cool on a cooling rack.

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Final Product

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe
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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups white flour (I use bread flour)
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Coating: 3-6 teaspoons cinnamon with 1/2 cup of white sugar (stir until mixed). I used 6 teaspoons of cinnamon today.
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment paper on your cookie sheet or grease with vegetable spray. Cream the butter, sugar, eggs, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Add the flour and mix thoroughly. I use a cookie scoop to make the cookie balls about 1-inch in diameter. Roll the cookie balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not over-bake.

How do I store them?

You can store them in an airtight container or in freezer type baggies.

How long will they stay soft?

They will stay soft for about 7 days, if you don’t over-bake them.

Can I freeze the dough?

Yes, you can freeze the dough in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. Thaw the dough in the refrigerator. Give it enough time to thaw so it’s ready to cook when you want to bake them. The dough will keep up to 3 months in your freezer.

Can I freeze the baked Snickerdoodle Cookies?

Absolutely, this is why I like to make a batch of 36 Snickerdoodle cookies. I can give some away to my neighbors, and freeze some for later. They will keep for about one month in your freezer if baked beforehand. Be sure and store them in an airtight container or freezer bags.

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Why do need cream of tartar in my Snickerdoodle cookies?

Cream of tartar stops the sugar in the cookie dough from crystallizing so the cookie stays soft instead of giving them a crunchy texture.

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Final Word

Do you love making cookies as much as I do? I love teaching my grandkids how to measure, mix, scoop, and bake cookies. It’s one more way to teach them how to cook from scratch. This recipe originally had one cup of shortening, but I traded it out for butter. Butter makes your cookies like bakery-grade cookies. Now, if you like a crispy Snickerdoodle, I would stick with the shortening. Myself, I love a soft and chewy cookie. These taste just like a famous Snickerdoodle cookie made right here in Southern Utah for a fraction of the price. May God Bless this world, Linda

12 thoughts on “Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

  • March 15, 2021 at 6:21 am
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    5 stars
    One of my favorite cookies. These are perfect!

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    • March 15, 2021 at 6:23 am
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      Hi Tiffany, thank you! I hope your family likes them as much as we do! Linda

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  • March 15, 2021 at 6:35 am
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    5 stars
    Ohhh……I love snickerdoodles!!❤️ Thank you for sharing that by adding cream of tartar that helps to keep the sugar from crystallizing! I didn’t realize that. I love soft cookies! I need to remember to not over bake! Thank you for always sharing the best recipes! I love all of your suggestions and your pictures too!❤️

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    • March 15, 2021 at 6:46 am
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      Hi Camille, oh, you made my day! I love baking in the kitchen! I hope you have fun making these because they are super soft! Linda

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  • March 15, 2021 at 7:27 am
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    This is just like my late mother-in-laws recipe. She kept them in her cookie jar when her grandsons were younger. She always had cookies in her cookie jar and these were the ones she made all the time. Thank you so much for the great reminder of a great lady.

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  • March 15, 2021 at 7:44 am
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    5 stars
    These cookies are so soft and delicious! I love how easy they are to make.

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  • March 15, 2021 at 9:43 am
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    5 stars
    My wife makes these. They are my favorite cookie–tied with chocolate chip, macaroons and all the rest.

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    • March 15, 2021 at 9:52 am
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      Hi Ray!!!!! Oh my gosh, I was just telling one of my daughters that “Dad” loves having homemade cookies baking in the oven!! I have never made macaroons, I better look into that! I love cookies and brownies!! Life is so good with goodies in the house! Linda

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  • March 15, 2021 at 6:54 pm
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    My wife makes two kinds of chocolate macaroons and they are both to die for. One is rich and chewy and the other is light as a cloud and melts in your mouth. Would you like me to ask her for those recipes?

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  • March 17, 2021 at 11:33 pm
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    5 stars
    Oh, snickerdoodles are my all time favorite homemade cookie, yum! One of my cousins makes them this way with butter, in our household it’s shortening. But I love them either way!
    And your cookie scoop is SO cute!

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    • March 18, 2021 at 7:55 am
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      Hi Amy, thank you for the 5 stars! I grew up making them with shortening, I love them either way too! I used to teach classes at a kitchen store and I saw that “purple” cookie scoop, I had to buy it! I hope it never breaks because it’s the only cookie scoop I use! Plus, purple is my favorite color! LOL! Linda

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