Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400ºF and grease a cookie sheet.

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt and incorporate.

In a separate small bowl mix together 3 T sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough into balls and dip into the sugar mixture. Place on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake cookies until set, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool.


Err to the side of under baking these cookies otherwise they will become very crumbly.

Crumble up some of these cookies on ice cream for a fun dessert.

Perfect Pairing

Serve these snickerdoodles with Jalapeño Peach Moonshine for an adult afternoon snack.