How To Make Snickerdoodles

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Snickerdoodles are snickerdelicious! Rolled in sugar and cinnamon, Snickerdoodles are a great alternative to the classic sugar cookie. Because of their cinnamon flavor, Snickerdoodles make the perfect holiday cookie.

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar for coating
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon for coating
  1. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. In a small bowl, lightly beat 3 large eggs.
  3. Add the vanilla extract to the eggs.
  4. Add the eggs mixture to the butter/sugar mixture.
  5. Sift the flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt into the mixture.
  6. Add the chopped pecan nuts; stir thoroughly.
  7. Shape the dough into a big ball; wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  9. To make the coating, mix 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  10. Scoop up tablespoons of the cookie dough and roll into balls.
  11. Roll each dough ball into the cinnamon sugar mix; coat completely.
  12. Place on cookies sheet.
  13. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Let the Snickerdoodles cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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