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The Ultimate Snickerdoodles


The Ultimate Snickerdoodles

The Ultimate Snickerdoodles

2009 The Ultimate Snickerdoodles Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
This recipe for The Ultimate Snickerdoodles makes the tastiest cinnamon cookies.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes


  • 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon extract
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  • 10-1/2 ounce package (1-1/2 cups) cinnamon chips
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  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup organic or sugar-in-the-raw


In a large bowl combine 1st set of ingredients with a wire whisk. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time. Once combined, add extract and stir. While mixing slowly add flour mixture until cookie dough is formed. Hand stir-in chips. Place cookie dough in refrigerator to rest while oven is heating. May either make that day or the next. Also, dough may be kept for 3 months in freezer in an airtight container.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Mix last 2 ingredients in shallow bowl. Take 1 tablespoon at a time of dough and roll into balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 44 cookies.
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