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Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe & White Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe is the perfect fall dessert for cinnamon lovers. If you want an easy to make soft & chewy snickerdoodle cookie - with or without white chocolate chips, this is for you.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon, cookies, fall, snickerdoodle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 48



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks -softened
  • 1⅓ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips optional


  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Optional Glaze

  • 1 cup Confectioners sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line several baking sheets with parchment & set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon & salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter & sugar together.
  • Add egg and egg yolk and vanilla & mix until just combined.
  • Add the dry ingredient mixture to the butter mixture slowly and beat until a creamy dough forms.
  • Fold in white chocolate chips - if using.
  • Whisk together coating ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Shape dough into balls & roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Add a couple more chocolate chips to the tops of the dough if using.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes. Cookies will be puffy and soft, but will flatten as they cool. Cool on wire rack at least 20 minutes before transferring to an airtight container.
  • If adding the glaze, wait until cookies are completely cooled before doing so.
  • Once cooled, whisk together glaze ingredients & dip cookies into the mixture.
  • Place on parchment paper to dry before serving.