So much more than just a sugar cookie! Soft and chewy on the inside and coated in cinnamon sugar goodness — Snickerdoodle Cookies are a simple, yet delicious treat that’s one of the most popular cookies in the world!
Perfect Snickerdoodle Cookies
At first glance, snickerdoodle cookies don’t seem all that exciting. They are a pretty basic cookie made up of the same butter, flour, and sugar as many other cookies. But I promise, once you’ve tasted a snickerdoodle, you will get it!!
At least that was my experience!
I tried my first snickerdoodle cookie right after I moved to Texas. I usually go straight for chocolate chip, but I’d heard good things about them so I decided to take the plunge at our local bakery.
Oh. My. Gosh.
Hiding beneath that seemingly innocent golden brown exterior was a soft, pillowy cookie that just melted in my mouth! And then there was that sweet sugar and zippy cinnamon! It was heavenly and I was hooked!
These snickerdoodle cookies are both buttery and sugary with just a pinch of vanilla with a tangy finishing taste from the cream of tartar. The cookie dough is full of rich cinnamon flavors after being rolled in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. This process gives each cookie a sweet taste while maintaining its soft and chewy texture.
If you haven’t tried one, this is a must make recipe! A classic Snickerdoodle that will be one of your go-to cookie recipes again and again!
Related: For a healthy cinnamon sugar treat, try our Chickpea Snickerdoodle Blondies!
What is a Snickerdoodle?
Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie recipe made with a butter and flour dough, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and baked until just golden brown.
They’re a tad chewy on the outside and deliciously light and fluffy on the inside. It’s a perfect contrast of textures and what snickerdoodle cookies are known for, in addition to that sweet cinnamon sugar coating!
What is the Difference Between Sugar Cookies and Snickerdoodles?
Snickerdoodles are often described as sugar cookies, but that doesn’t quite do them justice!
At their core, snickerdoodle cookies use many of the same ingredients as sugar cookies. However, there are a few key things that set them apart from plain sugar cookies.
The most obvious difference is the cinnamon sugar coating. Sugar cookies are usually rolled or sprinkled with white sugar. Snickerdoodles
A second crucial difference is that snickerdoodle cookie batter is made with cream of tartar, which adds that signature chewy texture.