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Tanya's Snickerdoodles Recipe

Tanya's Snickerdoodles

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"A wonderful, delicious cookie that makes everyone's mouth water."

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Original recipe makes 50 cookies Change Servings


  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the eggs, milk, vanilla and almond extracts. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Cover bowl and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  3. In a shallow bowl or saucer, stir together the remaining brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon. Roll the chilled dough into 1 inch balls, then roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for about 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies begin to brown at the edges. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 24, 2007

I used to work at a bakery and snickerdoodles were a customer favorite. I could never figure it out because I found those cookies to be dry, flat, and only vaguely cinnamon-y. I tried this recipe because my husband loves snickerdoodles and this was the first one that popped up on my search....And I need search no further. These cookies are fabulous. A slight crunch on the outside, a light texture on the inside that literally melts in your mouth. I omitted the almond extract because I detest the flavor, and I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the flour. I also recommend using Saigon cinnamon (I think Spice Island is the brand I use)if you really enjoy a powerful cinnamon flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 21, 2007

I didn't like these cookies at all.The almond extract was very overpowering.Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodle recipe from this site has a much better flavor and looks picture perfect!

Apr 14, 2009

These cookies are WONDERFUL!!! They beat my other recipe hands down! They are moist with a wonderful taste and texture. My whole family loves them. My husband brought some to work, and there were requests for more. By the way, I didn't have any almond extract, so I just made them with the vanilla extract. I'm looking forward to trying them with the addition of almond extract. ****Following up 6 years later to say I did make them with the almond extract the next time, and the time after that, and the time after that....This is my most highly requested cookie recipe. The real secret is to take them out when they look not quite done. They will cook as they sit outside the oven on the cookie sheet, and will be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

Jun 08, 2006

This is by far the best snickerdoodle recipe I have ever tasted!! I will continue to make this recipe over and over. One hint, flatten the cookie dough out a bit before putting in the oven.

Dec 23, 2008

I made one of the other highly rated Snickerdoodle recipes last week; they were hard and just OK. My sister called them hockey pucks. ;-) Yesterday I tried this recipe; it is excellent!! I eliminated the almond extract, and I like smaller cookies, so I rolled smaller balls, they were soft and just so delish!! I'm wondering the origin of the name.

Dec 19, 2003

These are terrible. I followed this recipe exactly, my 13 year old daughter will testify to that, since she helped me, and for the life of me, I don't know how a 5 star rating came about on this cookie. They were so awful. I mean BAD. Perhaps the almond extract makes them even worse, but this cookie had a hard doughy taste without much taste of anything else. Since it called for a 2 hour chill, I not only wasted ingredients, but time.

Jul 08, 2004

I really enjoyed these cookies. My mom always made these cookies but I must say, mine have a little extra crunch on the outside and softness in the inside.. I doubled the recipe and had no problems!!

Aug 02, 2004

These were good and my family loved them...I was not too impressed. They were not as good as I remembered from my childhood. Not spicy enough. I will make these again, but next time I will use more spice. Also, I rolled mine in SMALL balls, sugared them, then made them flat with the back of a spoon. The texture was GREAT! Thanx


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  • Calories
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 131 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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