Let’s Bake! (Snickerdoodles Edition)

Welcome to my first ever baking post! This was originally posted in the beginning of April, but I made them again recently, and the recipe holds up!

The recipe I used was an old trusted one that I found years ago. The cookies come out soft which I prefer, I don’t like crunchy cookies. I normally half the recipe though, as it’s just me and Rory at home and it would take a while to get through all those cookies. You can find the recipeย here. It makes 12 cookies

I took pictures while I baked, and I’m very happy with how the cookies turned out! They’re all gone now, but Rory and I really enjoyed them. I forgot how fun baking is, and how rewarding it is to eat something that you’ve made ๐Ÿ˜›


  • 1/2 cup butter (115 grams)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/8 cup of flour (1 cup, 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Butter, sugar and eggs get mixed together in a bowl.


Then combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in another bowl, before throwing themย in with the butter mixture and mixing it up.


Then, while you cool that mixture in the fridge for a bit for some reason, mix together cinnamon and sugar in a little bowl. You’ll need it to dust the cookies in.

Snickerdoodles ready to be baked

Then you scoop out your mixture into balls and sprinkle some of the cinnamon/sugar mixture onto it. You could also roll them in it, but I like sprinkling. I didn’t roll them very nicely either, but I just want to eat them so I’m not fussy.


I baked them for around 15 minutes cause I forgot to preheat the oven. They came out smelling good, so I was hopeful. The toothpick came out clean as well, so I figured they were done. I also forget how much they expand during this part. Now, I let them cool.


There you have it, a quick little baking post. This was fun to do, I probably could’ve explained the recipe or process more.

Also, like I said at the beginning, I made some more recently.


I had fun filming myself baking. So for those who read to the end, if you have time, you can watch a video of me baking if that’s at all interesting to you. I leave the choice to you ๐Ÿ˜›



Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. These look delicious!

    1. They really were! ??

  2. I love the sight and fragrance of all that baking too. Just the smell of butter, eggs and sugar aaah. Snickerdoodles and Saturday are a wonderful combination ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Oh yes the smells! Baking is so much fun ??

  3. Yummy!

    1. They really were!

  4. OOOOOOH I love cookies. These look delicious x

    1. It’s always a good time for cookies! XD

  5. I’m gonna have to try this recipe because yours look so good and my husband likes snicker doodles lol. And baking from scratch really is rewarding! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The recipe is the best one I’ve ever used for snickerdoodles. They always come out great ??

  6. Are snickerdoodles a type of biscuit? Never heard of them :O

    1. They are! They’re so good. A friend showed me then in high school and I couldn’t get enough. They’re a vanilla biscuit with cinnamon and sugar coating ??

      1. Sound delish! ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Ah snickerdoodle is always a forgotten favorite of mine! I prefer my cookies soft and chewy too…..you’ll have to share the full recipe with us!!!

    xo, JJ

    1. It’s such a good recipe ๐Ÿ˜€ Perfect for soft, chewy cookies. I’ve linked the recipe I used at the beginning of the post!

  8. […] to bake is cookies! I have a few go-to recipes, two of which I’ve featured on the blog.ย Letโ€™s Bake! (Snickerdoodles Edition)ย andย Letโ€™s Bake! (Chocolate Chip Cookies Edition). I loved the ANZAC cookies recipe that I […]

  9. Need a scratch and sniff option on your post! Mmmmm

    1. Haha, thanks Ruth! ?

  10. Hahaha enjoyed it including the last bit of you chomping into the snickerdoodle (shamelessly)! It is midnight here and I am craving some. Wicked girl. xx

    1. ?? how else would you all know how delicious they were ?
      I ate another three after filming ?

      1. In the name of the Snickerdoodle Spirit, chomp on! xx

  11. These look and sound so delicious I have to give them a try!! ? xx

    1. You totally should!! ๐Ÿ˜€ They’re so delicious

  12. The bigger the cookie the better, right? Great post!
    love, elena


    1. Haha, that’s true! Means there’s more cookie to eat ? Thanks Elena!

  13. Snickerdoodles, love the name!!

    1. Right?? I have no idea who came up with it but it’s amazing ?

  14. I’ll take 2 dozen. How long before you can have them here? :):)

    1. They’re long gone Margaret! They didn’t even last a day ?

      1. ok. If you didn’t want to send me any you could just say so. You don’t have to use the old “they’re all gone” excuse hahahaha. You know, of course, I am just kidding. Snickerdoodles don’t last long at my house either :):)

    1. Thanks so much Sayeedah! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies! And these look so yummy! <3

    1. They’re such a classic! I love soft snickerdoodles ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Well reading all your amazing baking posts is just making me very hungry…!! <3 ๐Ÿ˜€ Yummy!!

    1. Haha! ? I love baking cookies, and I really wanted to share them all ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Oh my gosh your baking posts make me want to eat – they all look so good! I always wondered what snickerdoodles were… they’re not really a thing in the UK (at least not that I’ve found, but again that might just be me, aha. ?) They look great though!

    1. Thanks Britt! Snickerdoodles are one of my all time favourites! But actually I don’t see them around in stores or cafes ever either. A friend introduced them to me back in school and I’ve always remembered the name ?

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