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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are like sugar cookies’ sexier, better-dressed cousin.

Yet somehow they don’t get nearly enough attention!

Snickerdoodles

The perfect Snickerdoodle with it’s crisp, slightly sweetened exterior and soft, chewy interior is something worth talking about. And these Snickerdoodles are perfection!

Snickerdoodle

I tweaked the sugar to cinnamon ratio and adjusted the baking time until the resulting cookies were deemed “perfect” by my Husband. We do not take his praise lightly around here, folks. No, no. It’s a BIG deal!

Snickerdoodle

And the flavor actually improved on the second day!

Just look how chewy and soft they are!!

Snickerdoodle

Why is it that you can roll something in cinnamon sugar and BOOM it’s exponentially more delicious?

Snickerdoodle

I get a kick out of culinary history and random bits of information, which is why my vintage cookbook collection no longer fits on it’s designated shelf. Oops…

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles originated in New England and differentiate themselves from sugar cookies by the addition of baking soda and cream of tartar.

Snickerdoodles

In my vintage cookbooks, the few that actually had Snickerdoodles, they were not rolled in cinnamon sugar and they had nuts. Rolling them in cinnamon sugar seems to be a fairly recent evolution. And a tasty one at that!

Snickerdoodles

Some people think that the perfect Snickerdoodle has an almost cakey interior, but I disagree. I believe it should just be a slightly less dense cookie. Which is why I was pleased that the vintage cookbook, Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cook Book, I used, only had ½ teaspoon of baking soda, so the resulting cookie wasn’t too airy. Perfectly chewy!

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 3 Dozen

These heritage Snickerdoodles are perfectly chewy and rolled in cinnamon sugar! Easy and the flavor actually improves on the second day!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, for rolling
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar in the base of a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time beating until incorporated.
  4. Beat in milk and vanilla until well combined, being careful not to over mix.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon and 6 tablespoons granulated sugar. Form dough into balls that are approximately the size of ping pong or golf balls. Roll in the cinnamon sugar to generously coat. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet and flatten slightly with a glass.
  7. Bake 9 minutes and let cool completely on a wire rack. Do not overbake!!

Notes:

Modified from Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cook Book, 1975 Edition.

https://americanheritagecooking.com/2014/03/snickerdoodles/

26 Comments

  • Lelia
    March 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Yummy, can’t wait to try these! Really enjoy the cooking heritage info too!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      March 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      I hope you do! They are really easy and the perfect gift cookie because who doesn’t like cinnamon sugar? Glad I’m not the only one who loves the history of food!

      Reply
      • Jenny Sarantis
        August 16, 2018 at 11:09 pm

        NOT

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  • Rachel Cooks
    March 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Such a classic and these are so gorgeous and perfect!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      March 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you, Rachel!

      Reply
  • Liz
    March 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I love all butter snickerdoodles! I’ll need to make a batch when my youngest is home from college 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      March 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      I love all butter anything!!! Let me know if you try them!

      Reply
  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    March 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Snickerdoodles are the BEST. I need these now!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      March 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      I agree! They get so little love!

      Reply
  • Amy (Savory Moments)
    March 29, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I made (And ate snickerdoodles for the first time only recently and have made them again since. They really are a delicious cookie — classic for a reason.

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    • AmericanCooking22
      March 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Thank goodness you discovered Snickerdoodles! They are a nice deviation from the norm!

      Reply
  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    March 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I’m going to close my eyes real tight and hope these cookies are here when I open them. They look so perfect right now, cry cry!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      March 30, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Lol! I wish I could make them magically appear in front of you! They are so delicious!

      Reply
  • Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier
    March 30, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies and this looks like the perfect recipe! So soft and chewy….sigh.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      March 31, 2014 at 9:06 am

      This is definitely my favorite recipe! They are perfectly chewy!

      Reply
  • anna @ annamayeveryday
    March 31, 2014 at 6:40 am

    This look delicious and it is just such a great name too. Must make these!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      March 31, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Doesn’t the name just make you giggle? You must absolutely make these!

      Reply
  • Kim Beaulieu
    April 1, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I love a good snickerdoodle. These are gorgeous.

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    • AmericanCooking22
      April 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Thanks, Kim!!!

      Reply
  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    April 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    They look so soft, warm, and inviting! I’m envious of your cookbook collection. You should totally IG it! I’d love to see.

    So you work out regularly, huh? that’s why you are not fat with all the cookie devouring you do! I’m fat but I’m just glad I don’t get any fatter than I already am! Lol. People often ask how I am not 500lbs considering how much I eat lol

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    • AmericanCooking22
      April 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

      They are all those things! So yummy! I’ll definitely IG my cookbook collection. I’ve thought about doing a little page about some of my favorites on the blog but time has thus far escaped me!

      I work out 5-6 times a week. I’m a little hard core about it. I’ve learned over the years that working out is essential to my happiness. I am mean when I’m hungry and I’m mean when I haven’t worked out for 3 days. Ask my husband 😉 I could stand to lose a little but I don’t diet…it’s better for me to focus on eating more vegetables and fewer sweets! You don’t look fat from your profile pic! You should follow @thedomesticrebel on IG – she seems to be starting some sort of new diet that looks healthy and delicious.

      Reply
  • Chichi
    April 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Those cookies look so delicious. Never had snickerdoodles, can’t wait to try your recipe out

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    • AmericanCooking22
      April 2, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Thanks! You should absolutely try them!

      Reply
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  • Ericka ahart
    November 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Going to make for my mother in law today for Thanksgiving treats one of her favs but I’ll be adding a slpash to the recipe but always her choice of sweet’s cause I’m the baker she’s the intaker happy holidays to all you bake to make happy baker’s

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