Makes about 110 cookies

Prep and Cook Time: about 30 minutes. Notes: These cinnamon-sugar cookies disappear quickly, so keep plenty on hand! You can store these cookies airtight for up to 5 days.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, oil, 1 cup granulated sugar, and the powdered sugar until very smooth. Beat in eggs until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Step 2

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture until well blended.

Step 3

In a small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll each in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place balls 3 to 4 inches apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake in a 375° oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking.

Step 5

Using a spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Ratings & Reviews

Love Them!

November 28, 2015
Once I tried this snickerdoodle recipe, I deleted all the others I bookmarked to try. My daughter loves to add white chocolate morsels to hers. 

Pretty Darn good

September 02, 2015
I agree this is the one - these puff up like they should, but still crispy.  The amount of sugar/cinnamon I found to be exactly right: I roll the whole ball of cookie dough in it, rather than just dip one side - which would likely make for a prettier cookie - but this way you get more cinnamon-y goodness.  Not too sweet, just right!  The reason for 4 stars vs. 5 is that my sister in law makes a better one (I don't have that recipe)

JulioJ's Review

December 21, 2013
Whew, I almost rated the wrong recipe. This is the recipe you should be looking for. Darn near impossible to mess this one up. Whenever I try to make something new and fail, I come back to this. They are also my personal favorite, and it yields enough cookies to share with friends. They are so good they gave me a bit of a reputation as a baker :)

AugustFR's Review

September 01, 2011
The Best snicker-doodles I have ever had, but beware how many cookies it makes!!! :)

Genkimari's Review

January 14, 2010
Snickerdoodles are my hubby's favorite cookies and he loves these! I would definitely make them again and a friend actually just asked me for the recipe. They also keep for a very well. :)

jellybean65's Review

December 11, 2008
Great cookie! I made them large using a cookie scoop then rolled in sugar and baked for 13 minutes. This yielded 32 tender, slightly crisp delicious cookies. Due to time constraints I softened my butter in the microwave and mixed the batter by hand doing a thourough creaming of butter/shortening and non dry ingredients. I share this because slight variations in technique make a big difference. These really were good cookies!