Snickerdoodle Cookies Without Cream of Tartar

These snickerdoodle cookies without cream of tartar come together in under an hour, and are always devoured by everyone!

snickerdoodle cookies without cream of tartar

Cinnamon + Sugar = WINNER!

Cinnamon and sugar is such a cosy combination, it’s easy to see why everyone loves the flavours together! These cookies are chewy and have that beautiful cinnamon-sugar crunch, just making them extra yum 😋

These flavours are amazing at any time of year, of course, but for me, cinnamon and sugar are classic cooler weather baking, so very much an autumnal bake. There’s something about the smell of cinnamon that makes me want to put on my thick cuddly jumper and snuggle up on the sofa with the dog 😂

So great is my love for cinnamon sugar as a mix, I’ve shared two other snickerdoodle recipes with you too: my snickerdoodle cheesecake, which is just so creamy and smooth, it makes a perfect contrast with the crunch of the snickerdoodle parts of it, and these snickerdoodle bars which my kids are always asking for in their lunchboxes.

When it comes down to it though, for me, the best thing about these cookies, apart from the flavour of them, is just how quick they are to put together! Honestly, these cookies come together so quickly, you can be enjoying beautiful warm snickerdoodles in under an hour!

snickerdoodle cookies without cream of tartar

How to make snickerdoodle cookies without cream of tartar

These cookies could not be easier to make! Simple mix together your wet ingredients in a large bowl, sift in your dry and stir to combine. Then, in a small separate bowl, mix together your cinnamon sugar, roll your cookie balls in them and bake!

roll in cinnamon sugar
snickerdoodles ready to bake
baked snickerdoodle cookies

Told you it was a doddle! A totally delicious doddle!! 😋

Thanks for joining me today, friends. Happy baking and enjoy! 😊

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Snickerdoodle Cookies Without Cream of Tartar

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by movers and bakers Course: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
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Sweet and cinnamony = perfectly heavenly cookies!


  • For the cookies
  • 175 g (¾ cup + 1 tbsp) sugar (I used granulated)

  • 125 ml (½ cup) vegetable oil

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 225 g (1¼ cups + 2 tbsp) plain (all-purpose) flour

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¾ tsp cinnamon

  • For the sugar coating
  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/350F and line 2 baking sheets with paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the oil, egg, vanilla and sugar. Sift in your flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon and stir to combine.
  • In a small separate bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon for the sugar coating.
  • Shape your dough into balls (about the size of a golf ball), and roll in the sugar coating before placing it on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake your cookies for 8-10 minutes, leave to cool briefly on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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