Snickerdoodles (aka Sneakerdoodles)

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Snickerdoodles are great cookies, and this is my favorite snickerdoodle recipe. Any cookie with this much butter and sugar has got to be good!

This Snickerdoodle recipe is from our friend Sneaker's mother, thus the name. I've tried other versions, but they're not nearly as good. These cookies start out fantastically soft and chewy in the middle, and become delightfully crisp overnight. The best of both worlds.

Here I've given the base set of ingredients, all ready for substitution. Note that this snickerdoodle recipe is a perfect base for making SnickerPoodles.

Step 1: Ingredients & tools


3 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 cup sugar (this goes into the cookie dough)
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoon sugar (this is for rolling the cookies before baking)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mixing bowl + fork (for dry ingredients)
Mixing bowl + wooden spoon, or stand mixer (for wet ingredients + combining)
cookie sheet(s)
small bowl or ramekin for sugar-rolling
cooling rack

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gonna try some snickerdoodles <3 yuhmm..!
Only if i can find Cream of Tartar


Alright, I know what I'm doing later!!
canida (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
So - did you try them?
Not yet - I *really* need to stop being lazy and make some sneakerdoodles. :D
Adrian is being lazy.
Partially, that and so much to do I plumb forgot about the delicious cookies. I am so glad canida reminded me though...
Come to think about it, and this just popped into my mind, I am sorry for calling you any names in the past.
Thank you - I appreciate it. :-)
canida (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
I'm still waiting for the official cookie report!
I thank heaven every noon and eve that thou didst remind me to try this recipe. Never shall I consume any Thing else than these ever again! Nay, but sneakerdoodles, and sneakerdoodles, and sneakerdoodles again, be mine subsistence and shall serve for me as Bread and Food, evermore.

Seriously, these are the best ever - totally lived up to the description. I've got a batch in the oven as I type, and am attempting not to nom their sisters before they've even had a chance to cool... :D NEW FAVORITE COOKIE!
Yeah, these are totally delicious - maybe even better than chocolate chip (you know there won't be any left by the time you get home, right?)
Oh and nutmeg in the spice mix...a pinch of nutmeg added to the sugar/cinnamon tastes good to me.
karen3545 years ago
I thought everyone knew how to make snickerdoodles!  Glad to see a recipe given for those poor, deprived people who have never had them.
canida (author)  karen3545 years ago
Everyone should know how to make snickerdoodles! 
It's criminal not to.
 Boy, ain't that the truth.
What do you mean by "3 T sugar"?
3... tablespoons... sugar??? O.o Guessin u dunt cook much
I cook all the time actually. I'm guessing you failed English.
"Tbsp" is the abbreviation for tablespoon and "Tsp" for teaspoon from what I was taught by my mum, I can see why just "T" could be a little confusing.

After a bit of searching I see that you use a lowercase "t" for teaspoon and a capital "T" for tablespoon. Very interesting!

canida (author)  Joe Martin5 years ago
Oops, didn't think about the potential for confusion!
I've edited the Instructable so it's clear for new bakers too. ;)
D.L.H.6 years ago
Some new cookies to try out sounds good.
canida (author)  D.L.H.5 years ago
Did you get a chance to try them out?

guerroloco6 years ago
I like eating these with milk. If you soak them long enough, they just fall apart in your mouth, in a sort of milky-sweet-buttery-cinnamonny mush. YUM
canida (author)  guerroloco5 years ago
Sounds like a sugary breakfast cereal. ;)
Joe Martin5 years ago
These look quite yummy and very simple, I'll add this to the list of things to try!
canida (author)  Joe Martin5 years ago
Sweet.  Tell me how it goes!
fullmetalA6 years ago
there's 2 types of sugar in your recipe..is it the same type or white and brown sugar?
 I believe they are both white sugar, i think the 3T is to mix with the cinnomon to roll them in
canida (author)  mitpatterson5 years ago
Exactly right!  I'll clarify that in the recipe.
mr.origami6 years ago
oops my finger slipped
mr.origami6 years ago
hmmm..... delicious 5 stars........hmmnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
SinAmos6 years ago
I like-eeeeeeeee.
finlly i found out how to make themim going to make some for my dads b-day
canida (author)  knexsuperbuilderfreak6 years ago
How did it go?
well i havnet made them my dads b-day has passed but im still makeing them for him
Hanyoda6 years ago
I made them and the whole family devoured them overnight! Thanks for such a great recipe!
canida (author)  Hanyoda6 years ago
Great! Glad you liked them!
JellyWoo6 years ago
Is there a substitute for cream of tartar?
atropos6 years ago
These look tasty! I can't wait to make some. Could you please clarify for me if those "t" measurements are TEASPOONS or TABLESPOONS? Thanks much! :)
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