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Snickerdoodle Cookies

Cinnamon and sugar snickerdoodle cookie recipe.

Sweet little cinnamon cookies, what more could you want? (Except maybe chocolate....) These snickerdoodle cookies are great to eat while they are soft and warm and can be kept for days after they have been baked. So next time your in the mood for something sweet with some cinnamon kick, try this recipe. We have been making these snickerdoodle cookies for over 30 years, but during that time this recipe has been modified to create a cookie that retains its fresh from the oven softness through substituting half of the butter with apple sauce. (It also cuts down on the total fat a little so you can eat more, right?) We do this in a lot of our cookie recipes to keep the cookie from getting hard and crispy. However, if you are a big fan of crispy cookies then just use 1/2 cup of butter instead of 1/4 cup of butter and 1/4 cup apple sauce. This will give you a cookie that is soft when warm but gets really crispy when cooled. Either way, they are delicious!

Note: This recipe works if you have to melt the butter because you forgot to let it soften before hand. The texture of the cookies will be a little different than if you were using a softened butter, but they still taste delicious. After all, sometimes you don't get to prepare for cookies in advanced. That makes this recipe good for cookie emergencies too!


Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe


  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup apple sauce

  • ¼ cup butter softened

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ¼ cups flour

  • ½ tsp. baking soda

  • pinch of salt

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp cinnamon (depending on your taste)

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Mix the topping ingredients in a small shallow bowl and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl cream the butter, apple sauce, and sugar. Add the egg and mix until combined.

  4. Now add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until blended to form a dough. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in cinnamon sugar topping mixture. Place on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes and enjoy.


Did you try making these? Leave a comment on how you liked them.

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