Snickerdoodles are a special thing in our family… They are always made for any occasion (even the not so happy ones). As my girls got older and started dating I would pace the floor until they came home, in the mean time to keep myself busy I would always bake a big batch of snickerdoodles and have them waiting with a cup of hot Chocolate or a glass of milk to talk about the evening (a little girl talk).

Soon as it would have it there would be a broken heart or two and when I ask what I could do to make it a little better it was always the same answer “You can make Snickerdoodles”  An that I would and we would sit and talk and eat cookies, not sure how much better it really made it but they would calm down and most of the time fall asleep in my lap.

Even to this day with the girls being much older they still call when they have had a really bad week or day an in this case a break-up that I got the call about last night.  An because I was making them, I wanted to share my make it feel better, girl talk, holiday, just because, and congratulation cookie recipe with you.  This is one of my girls favorites and I am hoping when they keep the tradition as they soon start their families!

Homemade Snickerdoodles

Homemade Snickerdoodles


  • 3 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup of butter (I use salted sweet cream)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

(To roll the dough in)

  • 4 table spoons of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar and set aside
  3. In a mixer using the paddle attachment cream butter and sugar together until fluffy
  4. Add eggs one at a time
  5. Add milk and vanilla and mix until blended
  6. slowly add flour mixture to the mixing bowl while beating at a low speed, mix until well combined and forms a sticky dough.
  7. Take enough dough and roll into a 1 inch ball then roll in sugar mixture
  8. Place balls on backing sheet  about 2 inches apart.  Take index and middle fingers and slightly flatten balls
  9. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes (Until a light golden brown).

Note I do a test batch of three cookies to make sure they do not go flat.  If they do I add about 1 to 2 table spoons of flour to the dough and do another test batch until they are they way I like them. Serve with coffee, milk or other beverage and enjoy the conversation and smiles!  I hope you enjoy these!

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2 Responses to Snickerdoodles

  1. Dust and Dog Hair says:

    We love snickerdoodles, too! Looking forward to trying your recipe, but LOVED the special way you share it with your family!


  2. Olive Ole says:

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award, check this out to see how it works:


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