The Best Snickerdoodles

Crisp rippled edges, nutty browned butter chewy middles, and a delightful cinnamon-sugar coat make these the ultimate snickerdoodles.

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Snickerdoodles are the best cookie out there, fight me. Everyone always talks about warm chocolate chip cookies, but they have chocolate and that’s the equivalent of bringing a gun to knife fight. Real cookie connoisseurs know that snickerdoodles are the true winner.

The best snickerdoodle cookies

If you’re a snickerdoodle lover like me, you’ve probably searched google for “The Best Snickerdoodle Recipe.” For a long time, the top hit was Ms. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles. There are also a bunch of other recipes out there claiming they’re the best. I’ve made them all because I have loved snickerdoodles my whole life. After extensive research and experimentation, this recipe is hands down my favorite snickerdoodle recipe.

What is a snickerdoodle?

A snickerdoodle is a cookie coated in cinnamon and sugar. What makes a snickerdoodle a snickerdoodle is cream of tartar.

My ultimate snickerdoodle has ripple-y rings of different textures: crispy golden edges and a thick, soft, chewy middle. There’s a hint of toffee from the nuttiness of the brown butter and plenty of cinnamon. The cream of tartar adds a bit of tang in the background and there’s just enough salt to accentuate the sweet. Here’s how to make them!

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