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Soft Snickerdoodles


Hello all!  How are things?  Is it finally starting to look like spring where you are, or are you still feeling the cold?  I’ve been able to wear dresses a couple times already, and today is supposed to get to 80 degrees!  Minnesota, you crazy. 😉🌴

Another funny thing about spring around here is that for about a month it looked like a barren wasteland.  The snow was gone, but the grass was brown and sad.  And there weren’t any buds on the trees.  Then it rained once and the metamorphosis happened.  And not the weird Kafka kind. 🙂  In about two days suddenly the grass was green and the leaves were shooting out of the trees.  I guess this means I don’t have to watch Island Living on HGTV anymore to get my spring/summer hit.  Just kidding.  I’m totally going to keep watching it.  Those shows are addicting in a bizzaro way.

So let’s move on to these wonderful cookies!  When Oliver Twist isn’t staring out the window at cardinals, he’s in the kitchen with me.  And I’ve discovered that his favorite cookie is the snickerdoodle. He very patiently sits there when I’m making them, eager to see if it’s something for him.  It has to be, right?  Maybe he likes cinnamon.  He is my baby after all. 🙂


These snickerdoodles are so soft and tender.  They’re a Martha Stewart recipe, and Martha doesn’t mess around.  She knows what she’s doing with these cookies.  They have quite a bit of baking powder, which means they turn into pillows of sugar and cinnamon awesomeness.  And did you know that you can make snickerdoodles with white or brown sugar?  It’s true!  I’ve done both.  This is actually a brown sugar batch, hence the darker color.  I’m telling you, if you like that tender chew that comes from brown sugar, definitely try it out some time.

In other news, I’m a HUGE fan of cinnamon sticks.  Seriously.  A huge bundle of cinnamon sticks would not be a crazy birthday gift for me.   And don’t even get me started on my devotion to cinnamony horchata.  So if you’re a cinnamon freak like me, you’re going to love these.  But who really needs to be convinced to eat a snickerdoodle, right?  My experience has been that they are always the first to go, even before the chocolate chip cookies are cobbled up. Snickerdoodle lovers unite! ❤️


(From Martha Stewart’s Cookies)

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Soft Snickerdoodles
  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1½ cups plus 2 tbsp sugar (regular or brown)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the sugar and butter on a medium speed until fluffy, about three minutes.
  4. Add in eggs, scraping down the bowl if you have to. Mix until incorporated.
  5. Reduce speed to low and add in flour mixture.
  6. In a small bowl mix together cinnamon and remaining 2 tbsp sugar.
  7. Roll the dough into twenty even balls. Roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  8. Place on baking sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes.


{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop April 24, 2016, 6:20 am

    I love Snickerdoodles! I don’t know what I love more….saying Snickerdoodle or eating the cinnamon cookie.

    • Amanda April 25, 2016, 8:55 am

      Isn’t it a great name? The first person who ever made one must have let their little kid name them. I love it! 🙂

  • Manali@CookWithManali April 24, 2016, 10:23 pm

    I love cinnamon anything, these sound wonderful!

    • Amanda April 25, 2016, 8:56 am

      I’m with you on cinnamon. I can’t get enough!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice April 25, 2016, 5:19 am

    The weather is finally starting to warm up here and I’m loving it! Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies, especially when they’re soft and chewy. These look fantastic, Amanda! Wish I had a few for breakfast!

    • Amanda April 25, 2016, 8:56 am

      Thanks! Snickerdoodles for breakfast is an amazing idea!

  • Johlene Orton April 25, 2016, 6:09 am

    I´ve heard that the weather in Minnesota is harsh, but when you don´t have snow much (like where we live) you get excited when yiu do!! ha!
    These cookies look delicious! ps. I love soft cookies!! 🙂

    • Amanda April 25, 2016, 8:58 am

      Haha. Every fall when the snow comes back I get excited. You’d think I’d never seen it before. 🙂 Thanks! And I’m all about the soft cookies too.

  • annie@ciaochowbambina April 25, 2016, 8:46 am

    My daughter makes a yummy soft snickerdoodle just like yours! Now I really have a craving for all that cinnamon-y goodness, my friend! YUM!

    • Amanda April 25, 2016, 8:59 am

      Thanks so much! A soft cookie dunked it milk or coffee=heaven for me. 😍

  • Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry April 25, 2016, 1:49 pm

    Would you believe that I’ve never actually eaten a snickerdoodle?! Sad but true! I think I will need to change that, Amanda! Sounds like you are really enjoying spring. Such a nice time of year! Here it’s autumn but since it’s always so hot here in Brisbane, the cooler change has been lovely! Perfect weather for snuggling up with a cup of tea and a snickerdoodle! 😉

    • Amanda April 26, 2016, 8:57 am

      Even though I love spring, I have to say I always have a soft spot for falls. The colors and all the cute clothes, you know? 🙂 If you try these I hope you like them. They are cinnamon bliss!

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks April 25, 2016, 6:30 pm

    Oh my! I LOVE snickerdoodles and I have no idea why I only thing to make them at Christmas!

    • Amanda April 26, 2016, 8:58 am

      It seems like they’re at every get together I’ve ever been to, and every bakery I’ve ever been in. Maybe Minnesotans just have a crazy obsession with them. 😀

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen April 26, 2016, 2:43 am

    Who doesn’t love snickerdoodles? These look absolutely divine, Amanda. So much YES to this treat full of cinnamon!

    • Amanda April 26, 2016, 8:59 am

      Thanks so much, Anu. You can never get enough cinnamon, right?

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