Is there a cookie with a better name than the snickerdoodle? I don’t think so, just saying the name will bring a smile to your face.


The cookies themselves will turn that smile into a cheesy grin. There is something so satisfying about this cookie. It’s soft, pretty (obviously important) and the cinnamon-sugar mix the dough is rolled in before it bakes takes it to a whole other level.


These cinnamon-sugar pillows are so easy to make and chances are you’ll already have all of the necessary ingredients in your kitchen.


I like to make things easy for you.


Snickerdoodles are a popular cookie in my house. I made these on Monday and sent some up to my sister as she prepares for her finals next week.


Bet you didn’t know snickerdoodles are brain food too, did ya? 🙂




  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla extract.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Once combined, wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Mix together the 3 tbsp. sugar and 1 tbsp. cinnamon in a bowl.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  7. Place on cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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