I had a very exciting ice cream recipe lined up for this past weekend, but once Sunday afternoon rolled around and I realized I had forgotten to throw my ice cream making accessories in the freezer the night before, I knew the recipe would have to be postponed (but stay tuned!). I spent the majority of my weekend studying, so you can imagine how much I was looking forward to my baking break, and there was no way I was going to let a freezer mishap stand in my way. So I decided to save my sanity with some snickerdoodles…

Just saying the name is stress-relieving! Plus the fact that they’re incredibly easy to throw together yet equally incredibly delicious made them perfect for a busy weekend. In front of my oven was probably the last place I should have been the weekend before exams, but what better way to study the GI system than testing my own lipid digestion with these butter-laden goodies??

I’ve certainly enjoyed having these cookies around this week as I’ve been glued to my desk. Sneaking downstairs for a piece of a homemade cookie makes non-stop studying a BIT more bearable, and I halved the recipe so I couldn’t go overboard with the cookie breaks.

Snickerdoodle Cookies
Adapted from Baked Bree

2 sticks room temperature butter
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
2-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 tbsp cinnamon-sugar mixture

– Preheat oven to 400 degrees
– In an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy
– Add eggs and vanilla
– In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt
– Add the dry to wet and mix until just combined
– Using a medium ice cream scoop or 2 teaspoons, form balls of dough. Roll the ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture
– Put the dough ball on a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet, squishing down the ball slightly with 2 fingers
– Bake for 8-10 minutes

Back to the books! Just 1 more week left of first year :)

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12 Responses to “Snickerdoodles”

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    Taylor — June 9, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    I have been wanting to make these for-EVER but I every time I start to get my ingredients out to make them I realize I don’t have cream of tartar! I am putting it on my grocery list for this weekend right NOW!

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    Joanne — June 9, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    I find this so amusing because I always choose to bake the most ridiculous things when I’m supposed to be studying! These snickerdoodles look delicious. They are one of my favorite cookies!

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    Chef Dennis — June 9, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    anytime the first ingredient is butter its a wonderful thing!! I cant say I have ever had a snickerdoodle but yours make me want to get right down to the kitchen and make them!

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    I run for cake! — June 9, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

    These are one of my favorite types of cookies! They look super yummy!

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    steph — June 10, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    I love snickerdoodles! Yours look great!

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    cookies and cups — June 11, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

    Just came across your site and I love it! Snickerdoodles are an all-time favorite in my house!
    Also, your pink lemonade cupcakes are so similar to one that I have lined up to post about soon…great minds and all that!

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    jpite — June 16, 2010 @ 2:35 am

    They look so good I think I may just have to bake some

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    Bridgett — June 16, 2010 @ 5:55 am


    My husband loves snickerdoodles…just may need to make him some of these for Father’s Day!

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    AshseeO — September 14, 2012 @ 1:27 am

    Hey Erica! I just stumbled upon your blog today and I’m so glad that I did!!! I decided to make these tonight since my 1 year old had been driving me crazy and I was in need of something sweet. SO GOOD!!! Thanks so much for this recipe! You have a new follower in me, that’s for sure! Good luck with school!

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    Crystal — September 26, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    These were delicious!!! This is a keeper! Thank you!

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    Crystal — September 26, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

    Oh Yah- I forgot… I only had margarine in my fridge and they still turned out wonderful! But Butter would be a better pick.

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    Bailey — November 19, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    These were SO simple to put together. I used to work at Starbucks and their Cinnamon Dolce powder was in my cupboard- PERFECT for rolling these balls of goodness. I found them to be chewy and wonderful after only 8 minutes per batch. They expand quite a bit too, making the most of this small amount of dough. I’ll double the batch next time and give them away to everyone! Lovely recipe. My first ever snickerdoodle and you made it a HUGE success!

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