Snickerdoodles are delicious and easy to prepare. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

The first cookie I ever learned to make is Snickerdoodles. I loved them because they were fairly simple to prepare, but quite delicious and addictive. Basically a yummy butter cookie, this New England staple gets its flavor from cinnamon and sugar. Be prepared to make a lot of these, because once your family tastes this delightful gem, they won’t last long!

PREP TIME: 30 minutes
CHILL TIME: 2 hours
BAKE TIME: 12 minutes per batch


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whip room temperature butter with a spoon. Add 1-1/2 cups sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir in eggs and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour. Cover and chill dough about 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 375º F. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into ping pong sized balls, about 1-1/4 inch. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

YIELDS: 48 servings

© 2015 Jadeworks Entertainment

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

One Response to Snickerdoodles

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