These super soft snickerdoodle cookies are the perfect recipe for your Christmas cookie exchange or just dessert. The secret to how to make soft snickerdoodle cookies is in chilling the dough. This chewy sugar cookie recipe is just the right balance of cinnamon and sugar.

Super Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

Don't settle for flat, hard cookies. These super soft snickerdoodle cookies are the perfect recipe for dessert or your Christmas cookie exchange!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cookies, cookies, snickerdoodles
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 179 kcal


Cinnamon sugar topping:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray baking sheet or line with silicone baking sheet or parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and cinnamon.

  3. In another medium to large mixing bowl, using a hand or stand electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until combined. Then mix in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined. 

  4. Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients a little at a time until combined, then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  5. While the cookie dough is chilling, in a small bowl mix together cinnamon sugar topping.

  6. Using a medium sized cookie scoop, create cookie dough balls rolling each in cinnamon sugar topping before placing on baking sheet. 

  7. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to wire rack.

Nutrition Facts
Super Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.