Grandma Ruth's Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies


This easy snickerdoodle recipe that everyone loves is from my great-grandma!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
36 cookies



  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup softened butter

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.

  2. Make cookies: Beat together white sugar, butter, and eggs in a large bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture until dough holds together.

  3. Mix together white sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until well combined.

  4. Form dough into balls (about 2 teaspoons in each ball), then roll in cinnamon-sugar coating. Place dough balls about 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven on the center rack for 7 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

    close up view of Snickerdoodle Cookies on a cooling rack


Cookies may look doughy when removed from the oven. By allowing them to continue to cook on the baking sheet out of the oven prevents them from turning hard.

Store cooled cookies in a plastic container or plastic bag with 1 to 2 bread slices to keep cookies soft.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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