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Snickerdoodle Recipe


Snickerdoodles are the perfect autumn cookie. A bite of a perfectly cinnamon cookie instantly feels like a chilly fall day. Try this recipe for super soft, delicious snickerdoodles!



  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Sugar coating:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

These measurements will make about 30 cookies, but you can half the ingredients to make about 15.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugars together for about three minutes. I use a hand mixer for all the mixing steps. Add in the egg, sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour. Stir the dry ingredients lightly until combined, then slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Cover the bowl and chill for 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl to make the cinnamon sugar coating. Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball, then roll it around in the cinnamon sugar until it is completely coated. Place on the baking sheet about 1.5 inches apart to prevent them from getting stuck together.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are still slightly pale in color. Take them out of the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

I’ve made these cookies multiple times, and they’ve been delicious every single time. I was a little leary of the sour cream at first, but it really helps to make the cookies soft and perfect. The flavor is always perfect and everyone always asks for one. Remember when you’re baking, have fun! A little messiness always makes for a great time and great memories. Try these cookies for the ultimate fall baking experience.

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Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson is a junior at Crown Point High School. She took beginning journalism last year, and this is her first year on the Inklings staff. She likes writing and would love to write for a news website in college. After high school, she wants to go to Notre Dame and become a dermatologist. When she is not writing for Inklings, she is usually practicing with the band or working at Strack and Van Til.
Lucy Keene
Lucy Keene, Staffer
Lucy Keene is a freshman at Crown Point High School. This is her first year on the Excalibur Yearbook staff. Keene always liked taking photos and telling stories. Growing up with her mom as the yearbook teacher, she’s always been surrounded by journalistic life. Keene did yearbook in her 7th and 8th grade year and plans to pursue yearbook all four years of high school. Keene has done weightlifting with her sister, Vivian Keene, since the end of 8th grade. Keene is unsure about what she wants to do as a career, but she joined Student Council and Key Club to get involved and hopefully be introduced to new opportunities.
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