Soft, thick and super delicious Snickerdoodles. These cinnamon sugar cookies are made with brown butter for an ultimate boost in flavour and texture. Feel free to add any extra spices to really take these cookies to the next level!
One of my favourite seasonal cookies, these Snickerdoodles are truly a work of art. I’ve been working on having a perfect, well, perfect in my opinion, Snickerdoodle recipe and this is it right here. The real deal, the final tried and true version of this well loved and treasured cookie. I am so happy with how these have turned out and so proud of this recipe.
These cookies are beyond incredible!
Snickerdoodles are basically a soft sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar. Signature ingredients and characteristics of this classic are cream of tartar and the coating of cinnamon sugar on top. Cream of tartar gives these cookies an impossibly soft and pillowy texture while giving a slight tang to the cookie. I know that it may be hard to find cream of tartar in some countries so if you don’t have it where you live, you can substitute with some extra baking powder. I tested this to make sure and the end result is absolutely wonderful so with or without the cream of tartar, this recipe is golden.
Once you’ve made the dough, the cookie dough gets rolled in a nice coating of cinnamon sugar to give a nice crunch to the baked cookie.
That is as far as classic Snickerdoodles go…. for me. Well we’re going to take EVERYTHING to the next level!
- Brown butter: probably the most important part of my snickerdoodle 😉 this gives such a wonderful undertone to the cookie, sooo delicious and flavourful I honestly can’t ever imagine making them without brown butter. Seriously don’t skip this step.
- Brown Sugar: I have serious issues with using only white sugar in cookies (and chocolate cakes ) so naturally I had to use mostly brown sugar in my cookies. Extra flavour and major boost in texture, definitely a must!
- Cinnamon and cornstarch: cinnamon for extra flavour, we’re making a cinnamon cookie anyway right! and the cornstarch is needed for an undeniably soft cookie as well as keeping it nice and thick 🙂
Everything else is pretty much straight forward and easy, these cookies are so incredible I really am so happy to share them today and can’t wait for you to make them!
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Snickerdoodles are my fave cookie. The addition of cornstarch is intriguing, I don’t doubt these are the perfect snickerdoodles!
Thanks so much Colleen! cornstarch is amazing in cookies 🙂
I love snickerdoodles and yours love delicious!
Thank you so much Diane 🙂
A brown butter snickerdoodle is a great idea! Yum!!
They’re definitely a must try! So good! 🙂 Thanks!