These are the best ever snickerdoodles; soft, buttery and dense. They are so easy to make, and they will be gone before you know it.  #WomenLivingWell #cookies #snickerdoodles #easyreacipes

I LOVE this recipe and last year when I made these I took pictures of me and Lexi making them – I’ll post them at the bottom – but first – here’s Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen with her tasty recipe! Janelle writes:

When last minute company is heading over, what do you make? Snickerdoodles! When you are fresh out of chocolate chips and your teenage son’s friends come over to “hang out”, what do you make? Snickerdoodles! When it’s cold and rainy outside and you are in the mood to bake something simple with the kidos…what do you make? Snickerdoodles!

Ladies, this is my ALL-TIME favorite Snickerdoodle recipe. There is NOTHING that smells better than these cookies baking…many a candlemaker has tried to put this smell in a jar and sell it, but alas…the real thing is just unmatchable. The mixture of butter, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar is good enough to make anyone’s mouth water! YUMMmmm….

And here is the “Top Secret” recipe…Shhhh…

In a large bowl, add butter, sugar and brown sugar

Mix well with mixer

Add an egg and vanilla

In a bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.

Mix together

*chill* for 30 mins in the refrigerator (do not skip this step, my Dears). Scoop into Tablespoon sized cookies.

Roll in cinnamon and sugar

Bake in a 300 oven for 14-16 mins (they will still be gooey) The key is to leave them on the baking sheet for a couple of mins so they will continue to bake. Then, place them on a cooling rack.

These are the best ever snickerdoodles; soft, buttery and dense. They are so easy to make, and they will be gone before you know it.  #WomenLivingWell #cookies #snickerdoodles #easyreacipes

Wanna bite??? These are dense and buttery and ohh so good.

Best Ever Snickerdoodles

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter (not melted)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • Sugar and cinnamon for rolling (1 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon-mix)
  1. Preheat oven to 300
  2. Mix butter, and sugars together.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl blend flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  5. Add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Place batter in refrigerator for 30 mins (this is the MOST important step)
  7. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl for rolling
  8. Scoop dough by the Tablespoonfuls and shape into balls-roll in cinnamon and sugar
  9. Place on un-greased cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 14-16 mins

Cookies will be slightly gooey-leave them on the baking sheet after they are finished in the oven…they will continue to bake. Then, place on cooling rack.


Thank you SO much Janelle for a wonderful recipe – my family LOVES these.


Walk with the King,

*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at


  1. When I was scrolling down and got to your picture only part of your face showed (the rest had not caught up with my scrolling yet) I thought my jaw would drop. You look almost identical to a sweet gal I was in choir with at my last church. Both of you are wonderful Christian women. Now that I’ve said that I’ll also say this cookie recipe looks divine. My hubby and I love snickerdoodles and I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe! Snickerdoodles are my FAV, but I haven’t been able to find a good recipe for them. I can’t wait to make these tomorrow and enjoy them will a cup of coffee! Yummy!

  3. You are so cute 🙂 My boys LOVE to help me bake. In our old house, this was accomplished much easier (because I had a bigger kitchen), and we’re still trying to figure out how to make it work here, but they love it.

    I don’t love snickerdoodles, but my family does so I make them sometimes…I love to make thumbprint cookies out of snickerdoodles, they’re perfect for it. I’ve made them with raspberry preserves or homemade apple butter drizzled with icing…yum!

  4. These cookies look so delicious! I keep those ingredients all the time, so I think I should make them soon now that the season for cinnamon is here!

  5. Hi Courtney! I stumbled upon your website searching the web for an awesome snickerdoodle recipe and the blessing I received has been far greater than tonight’s dessert for my family! I am tremendously blessed to be a stay home mom of five and married to an amazing, Godly man of 21 years! My ministry is truly being a wife, a mother, a home manager and an encourager to others every day! I just love listening to what the Lord has taught you in your ministry and through the studying of His Word. I am certain that finding your website was no accident, but a gift from God! Keep sharing His wisdom with others, good and faithful servant! May God richly bless your family in the new year and beyond as you turn hearts toward Him!

    Joyfully in Jesus,


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