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Retro cookie recipe with cinnamon and sugar
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill dough1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Canadian/American
Keyword: cinnamon sugar cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, snickerdoodles
Servings: 36 cookies


  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • In a mixing bowl beat butter on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add about half of the flour, 1 cup sugar, the egg, vanilla, baking soda and cream of tartar. Beat till thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Cover and chill for one hour.
  • Roll dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Combine 2 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in small bowl. Drop dough balls into sugar and roll around until completely covered. Place on an ungreased baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-11 minutes until edges are golden.
  • Cool cookies on a wire rack.