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You’re in for a treat! This isn’t your grandma’s snickerdoodle recipe. We’re shaking things up with a modern twist to this beloved cookie.

You’ll discover new key ingredients, get a step-by-step guide, and learn insider tips to make the perfect new fashioned snickerdoodles.

So, buckle up and get ready to revolutionize the cookie scene. Let’s jump into the world of new fashioned snickerdoodles!

Exploring the Evolution of Snickerdoodles

You’re about to dive into the fascinating evolution of snickerdoodles, where you’ll discover how they’ve changed over the years.


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Originating from Germany, they were simple cinnamon-sugar cookies. But as they crossed the Atlantic, they evolved. American bakers added a twist, cream of tartar, which gives them a distinctive tangy taste and soft texture.

You’ve probably noticed there’s more variety now. Bakers are experimenting with ingredients like nutmeg and cardamom, even adding fillings like caramel or Nutella, transforming the humble snickerdoodle into a gourmet treat.

You’re not just eating a cookie; you’re tasting a piece of history that’s constantly evolving. So, next time you bite into a snickerdoodle, appreciate the journey it’s been on.

Key Ingredients for New Fashioned Snickerdoodles

In your quest for the perfect cookie, it’s essential to know the key ingredients. For new fashioned snickerdoodles, you’ll need all-purpose flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. These form the dry base of your cookie.

But let’s not forget about the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. They add that sweet, creamy taste you love.


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Now, here’s the twist: instead of just coating your snickerdoodles in cinnamon and sugar, you’re going to use a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. This gives your cookies an enticingly warm and spicy aroma.

Lastly, don’t skip the chilling step before baking. It ensures your snickerdoodles spread evenly and come out soft and chewy.

Happy baking!

Step-by-Step Guide to Baking New Fashioned Snickerdoodles

Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, let’s dive into the step-by-step guide to baking these irresistibly tasty cookies.

First, preheat your oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.

In another bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, then vanilla.

Slowly blend in the dry ingredients.

Now, let’s create the signature snickerdoodle coating.

Mix sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.


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Roll your dough into balls, then roll them in the cinnamon sugar.

Place each ball on your prepared sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Voila! You’ve made your first batch of new fashioned snickerdoodles.


Tips and Tricks for Perfect New Fashioned Snickerdoodles

For a perfect batch of these delightful cookies, remember to keep a close eye on the baking time – they’re at their best when they’re golden around the edges but still soft in the middle.

Don’t skimp on the cream of tartar; it’s what gives snickerdoodles their distinctive tang.

If you’re after a chewier texture, try chilling your dough before baking. This slows down the spread, resulting in thicker, chewier cookies.

Remember to roll your dough balls in a generous helping of cinnamon sugar before popping them in the oven – that’s what gives snickerdoodles their signature sparkle.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment! Add a dash of nutmeg or a hint of vanilla to make your snickerdoodles truly your own.

Happy baking!

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The Impact of New Fashioned Snickerdoodles on the Cookie Scene

You’ll notice how these revamped cookies are causing quite a stir on the dessert scene with their unique tang and signature sparkle.

New fashioned snickerdoodles aren’t just a trend, they’re revolutionizing the cookie world, making waves with their fresh take on an old favorite. You might’ve spotted them in your local bakery or even gracing the pages of gourmet magazines. They’re not your grandma’s snickerdoodles, that’s for sure.

With their added zest and shimmering sugar coating, they’re redefining what it means to be a snickerdoodle. You’ll find that they’re more than just a cookie; they’re a conversation starter, a showstopper, and a delicious twist on tradition.

Next time you’re at a party, bring a batch of these. You’ll see how quickly they become the talk of the town.


You're in for a treat! This isn't your grandma's snickerdoodle recipe. We're shaking things up with a modern twist to this beloved cookie.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24


  • 4 ounces unsalted butter 1 stick; 114g, firm but pliable, about 60°F (16°C)
  • 3 ounces virgin coconut oil heaping 1/3 cup; 85g
  • 10 1/2 ounces sugar about 1 1/2 cups; 298g
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons 6g Diamond Crystal kosher salt; for table salt, use half as much by volume or use the same weight)
  • 1 teaspoon 4g baking powder
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla extract about 1 tablespoon; 15g
  • 1 large egg straight from the fridge (about 1 3/4 ounces; 50g)
  • 10 1/2 ounces low-protein all-purpose flour such as Gold Medal (about 2 1/3 cups, spooned; 295g)

For the Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 2 ounces sugar 1/4 cup; 57g
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons 5g ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1.25g freshly grated cinnamon


  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 400°F (200°C). Combine butter, coconut oil, sugar, salt, baking powder, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix at low speed to combine, then increase to medium and beat until soft, fluffy, and pale, about 5 minutes, although the exact timing will vary. Halfway through, pausing to scrape the bowl and beater with a flexible spatula, and then resume mixing on medium speed. Add egg and continue beating until smooth. Reduce speed to low, add flour, and mix to form a stiff dough.
  • Using a cookie scoop, divide dough into 2-tablespoon portions. If you like, these can be transferred to a zipper-lock bag and refrigerated for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 3 months; soften to about 68°F (20°C) before baking.
  • For the Cinnamon Sugar: Mix sugar with ground and grated cinnamon in a small bowl, adding more spice if you prefer. (It should taste very intense to offset the mild dough.) Roll each portion of dough into a smooth and sticky ball, then tumble in cinnamon sugar until fully coated.
  • Arrange on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, leaving 2 1/2 inches between balls, then flatten into 2-inch disks about 1/2 inch thick. Generously cover with the remaining cinnamon sugar, creating a thick layer that will crack and crinkle in the oven.
  • Bake until the snickerdoodles begin to spread, about 5 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350°F (175°C). Continue baking until firm around the edges but steamy in the middle, about 6 minutes longer. Cool directly on baking sheet until the crumb is set, about 8 minutes. Enjoy warm, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.


This recipe works best with cassia cinnamon sticks, which are easy to grate and boost the classic flavor of cinnamon in snickerdoodles. Grate on a spice grater or zester, such as a Microplane, working from the tip of the cinnamon stick, rather than its side.

Make-Ahead and Storage

To make ahead, divide portioned dough between heavy-duty zipper-lock bags and refrigerate up to one week (or freeze for up to three months). Soften the dough at room temperature until roughly 70°F, then roll, coat, flatten, and bake as directed.



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How Many Calories Are in Each New Fashioned Snickerdoodle Cookie?

You’re asking about the calorie content in a certain cookie. Well, it varies by recipe, but a typical snickerdoodle can have about 200 calories. Remember, it’s always good to check the nutritional info on the package!

Can I Substitute Any of the Ingredients for Vegan or Gluten-Free Alternatives?

You can definitely substitute ingredients for vegan or gluten-free alternatives. Try using flaxseed meal instead of eggs, gluten-free flour for regular flour, and coconut oil in place of butter. Just adjust the baking time accordingly.

How Should I Store My New Fashioned Snickerdoodles to Keep Them Fresh?

Sure, to keep your cookies fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay fresh for about a week. Don’t refrigerate them as it can make them lose their softness and flavor.


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What Is the Historical Origin of the Snickerdoodle Cookie?

You’re curious about snickerdoodles’ history, aren’t you? They’re believed to be German or Dutch in origin. The name could be from the German “Schneckennudeln” or a simple whimsy of English-speaking bakers. Fascinating, isn’t it?

Can I Freeze the Dough for the New Fashioned Snickerdoodles and Bake Them Later?

Absolutely, you can freeze the dough and bake it later. Just ensure it’s properly wrapped to avoid freezer burn. When you’re ready to bake, let it thaw in the fridge overnight for best results.


So, you’ve journeyed through the evolution of snickerdoodles, learned about key ingredients, and baked your own batch of new fashioned snickerdoodles.


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With these tips and tricks, your cookies are sure to wow. These new fashioned snickerdoodles aren’t just a fun twist on an old classic—they’re changing the cookie scene.

Now, go share the love and deliciousness of your freshly baked snickerdoodles. After all, happiness is only real when shared, especially when it comes to cookies!

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Meet Sue Perera, the culinary aficionado behind our captivating recipe hub. An imaginative and talented young woman, Sue has an unwavering passion for all things food – especially those aromatic wonders, cinnamon and thyme. Her deep-seated love for these two unique spices inspired the birth of this website, but don't be fooled – her culinary repertoire extends far beyond these two ingredients.
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