There are two types of people in this world – people who like thin, crispy cookies and people who like thick and chewy cookies. I am the second type of person. I like my cookies to be nice and soft, with a nice chew. Thin and crispy cookies remind me of store-bought or vending machine cookies, while thick and chewy cookies seem more homemade and substantial to me.
Another way I like my cookies – easy to make. Sometimes I want a cookie within 30 minutes, and I do not have time to wait for dough to chill or rise or whatever. I also don’t want to make a cookie where there are unusual ingredients that I have to make a special trip to the grocery store for.
And this is where my Snickerdoodles recipe comes in. It uses pantry staples and only takes about 10 minutes prep time and 15 minutes bake time. Definitely quick enough to satisfy those sudden cookie cravings. Our cookie jar at home is usually stocked with Snickerdoodles for easy snacking.
The trickiest part of this recipe is probably ensuring the correct dough consistency. It can’t be too crumbly and it can’t be too sticky – it just needs to hold together. Take your time and sprinkle in an teaspoon of flour at a time if the dough is too sticky, or a teaspoon of water at a time if the dough is too crumbly.
When scooping 1/4 cup of dough at a time in a ball, you’re going to think that these are way too big and there’s no way this will cook through. Don’t worry about it – I guarantee they will cook through into thick, soft and chewy cookies!
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! Do you like your cookies thin and crispy or thick and chewy?
Easy SnickerdoodlesPrint Recipe
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (I just used my hand mixer)
Add in egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and whisk to combine
Add flour mixture to butter mixture, a cup at a time, mixing well between each addition.
The dough should not be sticky or crumbly. If it is too sticky, add a tsp or so of flour at a time until it is not sticky. If it is too crumbly, mix in water a tsp at a time until the dough holds together.
Mix cinnamon and sugar together into a small dish or plate.
Measure the dough with a 1/4 cup measure and roll into balls. Roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat well and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Let cool for a few minutes before eating!