Prep Time: 18 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 20 biscuits


A family favourite - these Snickerdoodle cookies are soft and cakey in the middle with a spicy sugar coating for added crunch.


  • 125g softened butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • For rolling
  • 3 tblsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Sift in the flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, baking powder and salt and gently mix together to form a soft dough.
  5. Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut sized balls then roll in the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat.
  6. Place on a baking tray, spaced about 3cm apart.
  7. Flatten gently with a fork.
  8. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until they feel firm around the edges.
  9. Allow to stand for a couple of minutes on the baking tray, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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