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Chewy Soft Snickerdoodles

Stack of Chewy Soft Snickerdoodles Cookies
Fluffy, soft, and chewy snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodle Cookies

I’ve loved snickerdoodles ever since childhood.  They are the quintessential holiday cookie.

Clearly, chewy and soft is how we love our cookies.  Chewy Soft Oatmeal Cookies, Chewy Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Chewy Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies?  Plus, these best-ever  Chewy Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies just went up and our secret is out.

These chewy, soft snickerdoodles are my favorite recipe for snickerdoodles out of all the batches I’ve ever baked up. They’re soft, chewy, a perfect thickness (not flat!) and loaded with cinnamon goodness…

I first started baking cinnamony-sugar snickerdoodles in high school, and if I recall correctly, it was a recipe that used shortening.  Fast forward to many, many, many years later.  No more shortening for me.

I try my darndest to bake only with the pure goodness of butter, from cookies to flaky pie crusts.

Chewy Soft Snickerdoodles Cookies
Perfect cookies for sharing or gifting

Chewy Soft Texture

These chewy soft snickerdoodles have made their way to Christmas parties and family gatherings, and are adored by cinnamon-sugar lovers every time.

My favorite part is that these cookies stay soft and chewy for days.  No need to lose sleep over these guys – they won’t dry out or get crumbly.  Go ahead and make them ahead of time for parties or gift-giving.

Chewy Soft Snickerdoodles
Try cinnamon chips in your snickerdoodles

Bring on the Cinnamon Morsels

I whipped up several batches of these snickerdoodles, and decided to load ’em up with seasonal cinnamon chips (yum!)

If you haven’t tried Hershey’s cinnamon chips yet, I’d highly recommend running to the store before the holiday season is over.  Cinna chips magically appear during the holidays and then they vanish into thin air.

I’m planning on grabbing a few more bags of cinnamon chips so I can sprinkle them into baked goodies after Christmas is over.

Fluffy, soft, chewy, and loaded with cinnamon.  These cookies keep well, but don’t expect them to last long. Enjoy!

Chewy Soft Snickerdoodles 2
These delicious snickerdoodles will be snatched up in a flash

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Stack of Chewy Soft Snickerdoodles Cookies

Chewy Soft Snickerdoodles

5 from 1 vote
These snickerdoodles are super chewy, soft, and fluffy. They stay chewy for days, and are perfect for gift-giving and making ahead for parties. Load them up with cinnamon chips, for an extra special treat.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: Amy Dong



  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, both sugars, and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until fully combined.
  • In a separate bowl, add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together dry ingredients well.
  • Fold dry ingredients together with the wet ingredients, until fully incorporated. Add cinnamon chips, and fold to combine.
  • Cover cookie dough tightly, and chill for at least 30 minutes or until dough is cold.
  • Meanwhile, mix the 4 TB sugar and 4 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl, whisk together, and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Form 1-inch balls of cookie dough, roll the balls in cinnamon-sugar coating, and place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake about 8 minutes or just until bottoms of cookies are golden brown. Sprinkle tops with a bit more cinnamon sugar. Let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes. Transfer to cool completely on wire rack.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Method: Bake

Source:  Chew Out Loud, adapted from 

5 from 1 vote

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    • Christi
    • 5 stars

    I tried this recipe yesterday (without the cinnamon chips) & they’re delish! I wanted to see if these would possibly take the place of my all time favorite recipe for snickerdoodles that was my grandmother’s. Snickerdoodles are my fav cookie EVER & this is very much like my regular family recipe, the only changes being it uses 1 tsp. more vanilla & half light brown sugar instead of all white granulated sugar. The only thing I did do differently is bake them on 400, which is the temp I always bake snickerdoodles on, so that they have less chance of spreading. They’re so chewy & delicious, & a nice twist on my classic snickerdoodles recipe! I’m going to try them with cinnamon chips the next time I get to the store to pick up some. My favorite cookie but they’re great for a change. I actually doubled the recipe & chilled half the dough for a half hour like the recipe says & the other half I chilled overnight. I’m about to bake the other half now, cuz cookies (especially snickerdoodles) always turn out better the longer u chill the dough. I’m thinking next time I will roll these in pumpkin pie spice!

      • chewoutloud

      Awesome, Christi! So glad you liked these 🙂 I sometimes use cinna chips in them too, they really are yummy for the holiday season that way! 🙂 Thanks for being here today!

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