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Tender, chewy, perfectly sweet, with a hint of nutmeg and the perfect amount of cinnamon snickerdoodles are the comfort food of the cookie world!

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SnickerdoodleThere are many versions of this classic cookie.  People have their definite opinions (at least in my house) on what a snickerdoodle should taste like.

SnickerdoodleI’m gonna go out on a limb and say this recipe covers pretty much anything one could want in a snickerdoodle cookie. Chewy, crisp cinnamon sugar coating, cake like texture, sweet but not too sweet; did I forget anything?

Snickerdoodle equals the epitome of comfort plus it’s fun to say!


We are on the road today.  Destination Destin, Floreeeedah!  We stopped just south of Nashville last night, and this morning although the hotel was very nice, the breakfast was blah.  Coffee weak.  Cinnamon roll too sweet and dry.  So now I’m writing this and I’m seriously about ready to eat my screen.  I need me a cookie, and some decent coffee.

I feel like cookie monster. COOOKEEE.  Me want cookeee!  What was I thinking? I should have made some snickerdoodles for the road.


SnickerdoodleLet me tell ya what makes my snicks different and special.  Cream cheese, makes them cakey and the addition of nutmeg, just a wee bit of nutmeg gives them that extra sumthin sumthin that makes you furrow your brow and go Mmm Mmm.

Do I need to tell you that you need to make snickerdoodle cookies?  Today!  I think not. Go forth and snickerdoodle.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Tender, chewy, perfectly sweet, with a hint of nutmeg and the perfect amount of cinnamon snickerdoodles are the comfort food of the cookie world!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course baked goods
Cuisine baked goods
Servings 18 large cookies


  • stand mixer, or hand mixer
  • baking sheets


  • 1 - 8 ounce block of cream cheese
  • 1 cup butter does not need to be softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

sugar coating

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar course raw sugar works well too
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degree

  • In mixing bowl cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. Add sugar to butter mixture and beat until creamy, on high for 2 minutes or so. Turn speed to low, add vanilla, and eggs. Scrape down sides of bowl to make sure everything is equally incorporated.
  • Combine flour, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mix well. Place cookie dough in refrigerator for 1 hour before baking.
    Or you can scoop out cookie dough with a large cookie scoop, place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar with cinnamon. If you haven't already scooped dough into balls then do so now using a large cookie dough scoop form into 1 1/2 -2 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar, before baking press balls down with the palm of hand and sprinkle more spiced sugar on top. Bake for 12 minutes, cookie should look slightly under done, allow cookies to completely cool on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack or container.
Keyword cinnamon, cookie, nutmeg, snickerdoodle
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Two things I feel like I need to stress when making this recipe: 1.) don’t skip the refrigeration of the dough 2.) do not forget to give the cookie dough a little press down with your palm otherwise you will have mountain blob cookies.

So there ya go! I need to go. I’ve got to find a Starbucks and convince my husband it’s pertinent that he exit the interstate to get his luverly wife a decent cup-O-jo.



P.S. I’m in the south at the present, so I’m sayin ya’all now.

P.S. Hey BTW the trees are bloomin here in Nashville, and it’s 71 degrees at 9am.  I think I might say here.  I forgot what green looked like.  It’s good.  Green is good.

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  1. These look wonderful. What’s funny about snickerdoodle’s is they never are at the front of my mind when I think of desserts, but I absolutely love them when they’re in front of me. I may have to make these for our next family night or for the next family reunion. They’re so simple and tasty. Thanks for the reminder and wonderful photos 🙂

    All the best,

  2. Hope you got your coffee and something to eat with it! Yeah for nutmeg and cream cheese!
    Have a great time in FL. No Spring break for us….so we’ll keep the lights on in northern Indiana for your return trip to MI.