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Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

Soft, chewy, buttery cookies coated in cinnamon and sugar. These Snickerdoodles bake up super thick and turn out perfect every single time!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword soft and chewy snickerdoodles
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Author Danielle

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (230 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the cinnamon sugar coating:

  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar for about 1-2 minutes or until well combined. Mix in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop or measuring tablespoon, scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Each ball of cookie dough should measure about 1 and 1/4 inches once you roll it into a ball.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon for the coating. Roll each ball of cookie dough into a ball, then coat in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place back on the baking sheets, making sure to leave a little room between each one.
  • Bake in separate batches at 350°F for 7-10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1 week.
Freezing Instructions: Cookie dough balls may be frozen for up to 3 months. Roll in the cinnamon sugar coating just before baking and bake from frozen for an additional 1-2 minutes. Baked cookies will also freeze well for up to 3 months, thaw to room temperature before serving.