Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Like a warm cinnamon sugar hug, these soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies are so yummy.

Joanne Adirim, Founder and Pastry Chef of Cookie Chips

Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

MAY 24, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a first ever cookie mix that makes bakery quality, thin snacking cookies right from home. She is excited to bring 25 years of expertise to the home baking community.


Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

MAY 24, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a first ever cookie mix that makes bakery quality, thin snacking cookies right from home. She is excited to bring 25 years of expertise to the home baking community.

When it comes to cinnamon sugar, I truly believe there's nothing better than our buttery, thin and crunchy Cookie Chips®. Not even cinnamon sugar toast could compare. And, I love a good buttery cinnamon sugar toast on eggy challah bread.

While I know I’m right about my crunchy cinnamon Cookie Chips®, my pastry chef mind is always actively tinkering. I was possessed to see if my new Cinnamon Sugar Baking Mix could do more than make crunchy cookies. I wanted a chewy cookie to rival the thin and crispy version using the same baking mix. It took a few tries, but I figured out the secret to making soft and chewy snickerdoodle style cookies with just a few tweaks of this mix. It’s delicious!!

So, what is a snickerdoodle besides being a funny word? And, where did this name and cookie come from? I set out to find out its origin. As a baker, I am all too familiar with what this cookie is and how to make them, but where they came from needed a bit of researching on Wikipedia.  🙌🙌
Wikipedia offered me some insight into its name's roots, but it’s not definitive. It could be of German descent. It could also have been a nonsensical word developed in New England where whimsical names are traditional for cookies. There are a few other thoughts about this name, but nothing that definitely pinpoints it roots. I did learn that this cookie is common to the Mennonites and the Amish communities. The cookie definitely has an old world vibe to it.

A little deeper dive into this topic, I found a Corey Williams Article about the “Sweet History of the Snickerdoodle.” While this article doesn’t give any more insight about the name's origin, it does detail the beginning of the snickerdoodle trend here in the U.S. which started in the late 19th century. The story goes that there was a N.Y. cooking teacher and newspaper columnist that posted her recipe for a sugar cookie bar sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. The recipe became the darling of the media at the time.


It wasn’t until the 1930’s that this popular snickerdoodle style bar was turned into a round cookie. From here it’s popularity has only grown. There are many companies in the marketplace today that have deliberately created snickerdoodle style donuts, drinks, & snacks.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips® is one super mix that lets you make cookies anyway you enjoy them. Be crunchy one day and chewy the next. Either way, these are easy recipes that give you the best bakery quality results.

If you love a soft and chewy cookie, you'll want to check out my soft and chewy chocolate chunk cookies that are also made with my Cookie Chips® Baking Mix.

Now let's get baking!

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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Ingredients

• Cookie Chips® Cinnamon Sugar - 1 bag. 

• All purpose flour, unbleached - ⅓ cup.

• Brown sugar - tbsp.

• Granulated sugar - 1 ½ tsp.

• Baking powder - ¾ tsp.

• Butter, unsalted - 5 oz.

• Eggs, large, - 1 egg.

Topping

• Granulated sugar - ½ cup. 

• Ground cinnamon - 1 tbsp.

To Make

1.  Preheat oven to 350 F. (325 F for convection.) Line sheet pan with parchment paper.


2.  Place Cookie Chips® Cinnamon Sugar Baking Mix in a bowl or mixer with paddle attachment. Add flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, & baking powder. Blend together.


3.  Add butter to dry ingredients and blend together on low with a mixer until butter fully coats the dry ingredients. Mix will look crumbly. (You can also do this by hand with a spatula).


4.  Add egg and blend until a soft dough forms.


5.  Scoop dough onto a sheet pan spacing about ½” apart.


6.  In a separate bowl, blend cinnamon and sugar.


7.  Roll each dough ball into cinnamon sugar and place back on the sheet pan.


8.  Bake for approx. 12 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the center is still light. Cool and eat.

Pastry Chef Tips and Tricks

1.  Scoop cookie dough into balls and refrigerate or freeze overnight wrapped in plastic wrap. This will help all the dry ingredients absorb the moisture and enhance the overall flavor of the cookie. The cookie will also be a bit thicker than if you bake the dough fresh.


2.  Brown the butter. Be careful not to burn it. This will give you a whole new flavor dimension, a deliciously nutty flavor to your cookies.

Crispy crunchy cookies in 15 minutes.

Make bakery quality, thin & crispy cookies in 15 minutes. These pastry chef crafted, easy bake Cookie Chips® are irresistibly delicious.


Like everything that I bake, this mix uses artisan, non GMO, simple ingredients, and no artificial junk.


Let's get baking!