#Comfort Cooking

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles

September 10, 2019

Boys and men don't usually enjoy talking about their lives or feelings, do they?  I've borrowed this tip from a friend and now ask, "On a scale from 1-10, how was your day/week?"  Genius!  It immediately clues me in.

Recently I texted my son that question.  The answer?
Me:  "Would cookies bump up that number?"
"Ya, snickerdoodles."

Everyone loves snickerdoodles, right?  While I'm off to the rescue, I might as well take some to another son.  I needed a quick recipe.  No time for chillin'.  I have a good recipe with cream cheese, but I didn't have any cream cheese.  The clock is ticking.  Yay Pinterest!

These are soft, thick and chewy.  Win, win, win.  Try them and see.

Compliments to the thepinningmama.


1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a mixer cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until blended.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing well between additions.
  5. Note:  the dough should not be sticky or crumbly.  If it is sticky, add in 1 Tb flour at a time until it isn't sticky.  If it is crumbly, add in 1 tsp of water at a time until dough holds together.
  6. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and put on a plate or shallow dish. 
  7. Use  1/4 cup to scoop out dough and roll into balls.  Coat each ball well with cinnamon sugar mixture.  Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes (oven temps may vary), until the center is just set.
  9. Cool for 2 minutes and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  10. Makes 12-15 cookies.
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