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How to make a SIMPLE chewy and tender Snickerdoodle cookie

SIMPLE Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Snickerdoodles 1x


  • 3 Cup Flour
  • 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 sticks Butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat an set aside.
  2. Sift flour, pumpkin pie spice, cream of tartar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Using a hand mixer or Kitchen Aid, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. See how to properly cream butter and sugar together here
  4. Add in the eggs, egg yolk and vanilla. Continue beating until smooth.
  5. Slowly add in the flour mixture and continue beating on low until the dough comes together.
  6. Place dough in refrigerator to chill for one hour.
  7. Mix together ingredients for topping (granulated sugar and cinnamon) and set aside.
  8. Roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls and then roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture, covering completely.
  9. Place cookies on the parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom.
  10. Remove cookies from oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack.


  • Serving Size: 1

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