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Before today I had never made a cookie with cinnamon.

Or without chocolate. I tried to make one the other day, but we all know how that turned out……. Chocolate Butter Pecan Cookies.

Cookie dough spiced up with cinnamon and rolled in cinnamon sugar? Holy Yum! Like let your stress melt away. What to cook for dinner, um Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, oh yeah and that work deadline will be all but forgotten after your first whiff.

See my mom is a complete chocoholic so growing up all of our desserts were covered, doused, or stuffed with chocolate. Pumpkin pie? Apple Pie? Cheesecake? No way, around our house it was chocolate, butter, sugar, peanut butter covered with chocolate and more chocolate.

Snickerddoodles are a pretty common holiday cookie so I figured I better give them a try. I mean anything with cinnamon, butter and sugar has to be good.

Traditionally most snickerdoodles are thin and crisp. Not these snickerdoodles! They are fat, fluffy and soft. And oh so delicious.

The perfect bite, it makes you feel all cozy inside! Gotta love holiday baking!

Just look at them they are so cute!

Fat and Fluffy Snickerdoodles

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings: 20 Cookies
Calories Per Serving: 114 kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combine, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix until dough comes together. Add in milk. If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Remove dough from fridge and roll into big 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll in cinnamon sugar mixture and place on baking sheet. Lightly press down on dough to flatten it. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Slightly adapted from Jessica.

It is even rumored that these are one of Santa’s favorites and now I totally understand why!



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  1. 5 stars
    These are great!! Wanted to share that we used King Arthur Measure-for-Measure gluten free flour for these and they still turned out great. Snickerdoodles have always been a fav of ours & these were super simply & I can tell they are gonna be just as good tomorrow morning w/ a hot cup of coffee! The texture reminds me a little of a scone/biscuit but still light and fluffy! Def adding to the Xmas cookie list for years to come! Thanks, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Jen,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it worked out for you! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  2. HI! My husband has requested snickerdoodles for Christmas this year. I went right to your recipe. I noticed that you don’t use cream of tarter and/or baking soda of which most recipes do for the “tang.” Just wondering if they are the same and why you omitted. thanks

    1. Hey Brooks,
      I found I didn’t really need the cream of tarter for this recipe. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

    1. Hey Shraddha,
      So sorry but I have not tested this recipe without the egg. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love the recipe. Thank you! xTieghan

  3. 3 stars
    The recipe that you adapted this from is better in terms of sweetness. I prefer the added sugar, but this recipe is probably better for those who eat sugar in moderation.

  4. 2 stars
    I think there is an error in this recipe or maybe I did something wrong? The cookies were not that sweet and the addition of milk affected the texture.

    1. Can you give me some info on how exactly you made the cookies? It is hard to know what is happening without any details. Hope I can help and sorry for the trouble!

  5. 1 star
    Mine were hockey pucks. Followed the the recipe, but not sur if i creamed too long, or what! No cookies for the Christmas cookie exchange. 🙁

  6. I tried making these just as the recipe says. They didn’t spread at all and we’re dense and hard. Not happy with the results of this recipe.

    1. Hi Robin! I am so sorry this recipe did not work out for you. Is there any questions I can help you with? I hope you still enjoy some other recipes on my blog!

  7. 2 stars
    I have made your other recipes, with great success, but this was a big miss. Yes, the snickerdoodles were definitely puffy, but they lacked chewiness and flavor. I even cooked 10 min, not 12, and they tasted super dry.

    1. Hi Amanda! I am so sorry this did not work out for you. If you have any questions, I’d love to help you out with them. I hope this does not stop you from trying other recipes on my blog!

  8. Tried these but was disappointed. The cookies didn’t come out very chewy – more fluffy, like a few other reviewers pointed out – and they didn’t have much flavour to them, as they are only spiced with a touch of nutmeg. Rolling in the spiced sugar didn’t seem to add a whole lot of extra flavour.

    1. Hey Sam, I am sorry these where not what you expected them to be. I am not sure why they did not have good flavor as I have never experienced this. How long did you bake them? I have found that over baking them by even just a minute can cause them to be fluffy instead of chewy. Again, so sorry these where not what you expected. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  9. I love this main idea and all are perfect even dressing are superb of this cookie with cinnamon love it looks delicious and nice for breakfast ..

  10. Oh my goodness I made these this morning and they are delicious! your recipe is awesome, I’m definitely recommending these to everyone I know. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. These were terrible, they were so bland, hard, and waayyy too much cinnamon. We ended up just throwing away the cookies.

    1. I am really sorry that turned out so bad for you. Are you sure you made them properly? I have not had anyone else say anything bad about these cookies. Again, I am really sorry they turned out so bad for you.

  12. These were so good! Made them for my sons preschool program. So soft as I don’t like hard cookies! Will definitely make again, thanks!

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  14. Butter – salted or unsalted?
    I cannot wait to try these. I love fluffy snickerdoodles and have been looking for a recipe.

    1. Honestly, I know some people would be appalled, but I use both. I would prefer unsalted and when we have it I use it! But if salted is the only thing around I will use that! I do not ever taste a difference!

    1. I just saw that you did post your recipe! Thanks so much! Now I’ll be able to find it quickly when we want to make some Snickerdoodles!

  15. I LOOOOOOOOOVE everything with cinnamon, and these cookies are one of our favorites!
    Your look wonderful and super tempting !:)

  16. I think I love your mom…I am such a chocoholic and love it with peanut butter!!! Although I do try to branch out and make other things! These snickerdoodles are so puffy and thick…yum!!!

  17. One of the first cookies I learned to bake — still love them! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!