Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Caitlin's Magnificent Snickerdoodles

Caitlin's Magnificent Snickerdoodles

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From the kitchen of Caitlin Wright

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12-14 minutes
16 to 18 cookies
Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoons cream of tarter

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on high speed. Add the eggs and vanilla then beat until smooth.

  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tarter.

  3. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix well.

  4. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees while you let the dough rest in the refrigerator.

  5. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.

  6. Take about 2 1/2 teaspoons of dough and roll it into a ball. Roll in the cinnamon and sugar then press onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat for the remaining cookies.

  7. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more.

  8. The cookies may seem under cooked, but will continue to develop after they are removed from the oven. When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the middle.


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Dbrighti says:

I make this recipe every year and always get compliments on how excellent they are. Would never use a different recipe for snickerdoodles!!

12/3/2016 11:25:56 AM

nelsie01 says:

Was just given the this recipe by a friend. Made them twice this week. Best snickerdoodle recipe ever.

11/10/2013 3:49:18 PM

georgiasunflower says:

The BEST Snickerdoodles I've ever made! Truly outstanding. My boys LOVE snickerdoodles and this will definitely be my Go To recipe.

12/23/2012 10:17:56 AM

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