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Snickerdoodle Cookies without Cream of Tartar - This easy recipe for soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies requires no cream of tartar and no chilling and they're ready in less than 30 minutes. Full of cinnamon and perfect for Christmas!
Snickerdoodles Recipe Without Cream of Tartar
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
24 mins

This easy recipe for a large batch of soft, thick, and chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies is made with no cream of tartar and requires no chilling. These cookies are buttery and spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon; a great holiday dessert!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy snickerdoodles recipe, how to make snickerdoodles without cream of tartar, snickerdoodles with butter
Servings: 27 Cookies
Calories: 149 kcal
Author: Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Cinnamon sugar:
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter, both sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Slowly mix until the dough is formed and streaks of flour are no longer visible. 

    *Dough should be soft and thick. If it’s too soft/oily refrigerate for half an hour.

  4. Make the cinnamon sugar: In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon until evenly combined.

  5. Form 2-tablespoon sized balls of dough, roll and coat them in the cinnamon sugar, place onto the baking sheet spaced evenly apart, then gently press down with your palm to flatten slightly (12 cookies per baking sheet).

  6. Bake for 8 - 9 minutes until the edges are set.

  7. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then remove to cool completely. Best served freshly baked.


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