Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe

January 19, 2018 by Kristine Underwood

You’ll love this easy snickerdoodle recipe! You can quickly whip up delicious snickerdoodles in one bowl with no rolling required!

Easy snickerdoodle recipe on cookie sheet baked and on a white pedestal serving platter with a blue gingham towel in the background


Hey there! Kristine from She Bakes Cookies with a totally delicious easy snickerdoodle recipe for you! Wait a second. Hold the phone. Did you catch that? Are you confused? Kristine from She Bakes Cookies? What happened to Kristine from Kristine in between? Haha, oh yeah, that’s me too! Same, same.

After months of thinking (and talking) about it, I’ve finally decided to follow my passion for cookies and start a blog dedicated to everything cookies! It’ been so much fun! I write about baking sheets, baking techniques, cookie baking tips, and of course I share tons and tons of cookie recipes! But, to answer your question, yes, I also still lifestyle blog over at Kristine in between too! What can I say, I’m a busy gal!

Easy snickerdoodle recipe on a white pedestal serving platter with more cookies on a baking sheet and a glass of milk in the background

Now let’s get back to the important stuff, these cookies! This is the best easy snickerdoodle recipe I’ve come across to date and I’ve tried many! Thick ones, thin ones, chewy ones, crunchy ones, and even a few disappointing ones, but these snickerdoodles are by far my favorite.

The best things about this easy snickerdoodle recipe:

  • These cookies have only a few ingredients.
  • The instructions are super simple.
  • You can whip them up in 30 minutes or less.
  • This is a great recipe to make with kids.
  • And the best thing of all, you can make them in one bowl with no rolling! Boom!

easy snickerdoodle recipe being made step by step in each frame to create the batter for the cookies

Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe Tricks

  • Only add half the flour at a time and do not over mix!
  • Allow your eggs to come to room temperature
  • Use a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop to scoop the batter onto the cookie sheet
  • While baking be sure to rotate the cookie sheet so that they bake evenly to the edge of each cookie
  • You can store baked cookies in an air tight container or freeze them

Yes, friends! You read that correctly, one bowl and no rolling! That makes these cookies the perfect weekday treat or a simple baking activity to do with the kids on Saturday afternoon! And I promise, your kitchen won’t even end up a total disaster!

easy snickerdoodle recipe on a baking sheet with a blue gingham napkin and milk in the background

These snickerdoodles are of the thin and chewy variety, which I’ve really grown to love. They have a light texture and crispy edges. And they’re not overly cinnamon-y (yes that’s legit!). When you bake them in the oven, the cinnamon sugar mixture on the top starts to melt just a little bit, giving these cookies some crunch on the top. You’re going to love it! Crispy, crunchy, chewy, snickerdoodle perfection!

easy snickerdoodle recipe on a white pedestal serving platter with the focus directly down on the cookies


When you get a taste for snickerdoodles, you’ll definitely want to reach for this easy snickerdoodle recipe! And if you’re looking for other yummy cookie recipes, try these flourless peanut butter cookies or these fun sprinkle chocolate chip cookies they both get two thumbs up from my peeps!

She Bakes Cookies peanut butter and chocolate chunk


Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe for The BEST Cookies EVER!

An easy snickerdoodle recipe for thin and chewy cookies that require no rolling and can be made in one bowl!

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Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies

An easy snickerdoodle recipe for thin and chewy cookies that you can quickly make in one bowl. No rolling required!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 102 kcal
Author Kristine Underwood


For the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups flour

For the cinnamon sugar topping:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2-3 tsp cinnamon, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
  4. Add baking soda, salt, and water and mix well.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
  6. Add flour, half at a time, stirring until combined. Do not over-mix.
  7. Using a 1 TBS cookie scoop, scoop dough and place on the cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
  8. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of each cookie.
  9. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes, rotating halfway through, until just golden brown on the edges.
  10. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes prior to transferring to a wire rack.
  11. Store in an airtight container or freeze.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Kristine Underwood, baker and blogger at She Bakes Cookies.Hi there! I’m Kristine the cookie lover, avid baker, and photo taker behind the blog, She Bakes Cookies. I love everything about cookies and believe life’s better with a cookie in each hand! Stop by and say hi sometime!
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