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Snickerdoodle Cookies (No Cream of Tartar)

This easy snickerdoodle cookies recipe is done without cream of tartar. They are chewy in the middle, crisp on the edges and not overly sweet. The perfect cookie to fill up that cookie jar.

Next time, try these butter crunch cookies so delicious.

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Soft, thick and chewy irresistible snickerdoodle cookies. bursting with cinnamon flavor and very easy to make.

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❤️ Why You’ll Love It

  • Easy cookie recipe to make with the kids during holidays
  • Holds its shape very well so it is great for cookie swap.
  • Chewy, butter, cinnamony and so well balanced.

📝 Ingredients

Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.

  • All purpose flour.
  • Eggs.
  • Unsalted butter.
  • Sugar, both granulated and brown sugar.
  • Baking powder.
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon.

🥄 Instructions

Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.

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  • Place room temperature butter with granulated sugar in a large bowl and cream for about 2 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar and mix.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and sugar. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix with a spatula.
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  • Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, take about 1 tablespoon of the cookie dough and form into a ball. Roll the ball into the cinnamon sugar mixture to cover from all sides.
  • Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.

💡 Expert Tips

  • Classic snickerdoodles are made with only white sugar. Adding brown sugar to the mix contributed a further caramel notes of flavor and increased softness of the cookies.
  • I recommend you test your oven first for the first couple or maybe 4 cookies. Until you get the hang of it.
  • Remove cookies when they are started to get hard on the edges but will be soft in the middle and looks as if they are underbaked.

🧺 Storage

Keep in an airtight container on your counter for up to a week.

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⌛ Make Ahead

Make the cookie dough, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to two days. When ready take them out and proceed with the recipe.

💬 FAQs

Why is cream of tartar used in snickerdoodles?

Cream of tartar is used to activate baking soda in these cookies, giving it a desirable tangy taste and adding to its perfect chewiness. Many of you do not have that where you live, so this recipe is your go to.

What does snickerdoodle cookies taste like?

They are a delicious type of sugar cookies that is rolled in cinnamon-sugar mixture and baked to perfection. They should be soft and chewy in the middle and a little crisp at the edges.

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Snickerdoodle Cookies without cream of tartar

Try out this recipe for snickerdoodles without cream of tartar. It’s so good, you won’t even miss the classic version!

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Course: dessert-cookies

Cuisine: American

Diet: Halal

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 36 cookie

Calories: 131kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy.

  • Add the brown sugar and continue to mix with a hand mixer.

  • Add eggs an vanilla extract and beat until all mixed well.

  • In another bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.

  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well with a spatula.

  • Combine coating mixture in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Take 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon of cookie dough and form into a ball. Roll into the cinnamon sugar mixture.

  • Place balls on the baking 2 inches apart.

  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. then tTransfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Classic snickerdoodles are made with only white sugar. Adding brown sugar to the mix contributed a further caramel notes of flavor and increased softness of the cookies.
  • I recommend you test your oven first for the first couple or maybe 4 cookies. Until you get the hang of it.
  • Remove cookies when they are started to get hard on the edges but will be soft in the middle and looks as if they are underbaked.
  • If you want flatter cookies press on the cookie balls with the bottom of a glass cup dipped in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Storage: Keep in an airtight container on your counter for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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👩‍🏫 My Experience

Snickerdoodle cookies were one of the most puzzling cookie names I’ve ever heard of when we came to the US. I am not used to such cookies and have never heard of before!! So imagine how surprised I was when I found out that it actually does not have snickers in them!

Let me start by telling you that, in Egypt, we do not have such a cookie. So
when my oldest was just in KG, he asked me to make snickerdoodles . I was like ..what? snicker what? I seriously thought he was babbling as his English was not good yet. While shopping at Walmart, I found those snickerdoodles mixes and I said to myself “the boy was not babbling after all!”.

I mixed, I baked, I waited and waited and waited …… for the snickers 🍫to show up, but it was not there hehehe. I asked my little guy, are these the cookies, his face lightened up with joy and said yes mama.
Up until a month ago I thought snickerdoodles are crunchy, thin and cinnamon-y cookies as that’s what I get out of these ready mixes. Oh boy, I am so lagging behind!

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