So, as I mentioned yesterday, I had baking planned. Snickerdoodles are something I have seen time after time on blogs but had yet to make, I’ve had a recipe in my folder for quite some time now and decided enough was enough and I.Was.Going.To.Make.Them.

I’d put it off because I thought they’d be complicated. Um, how wrong was I? These were some of the easiest cookies I have ever made. EVER (and I’ve made a lot of cookies!)

The recipe I used was from Nigella Lawson’s “How To Be Domestic Goddess”


250g plain flour
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used mixed spice the first time which was also nice)
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
125g butter, at room temperature
100g plus 2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 baking sheets, lined or greased


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  • Combine the flour, nutmeg, baking powder and salt, and set aside for a moment.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with the 100g of sugar until light in texture and pale in colour, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Now stir in the dry ingredients until you have a smooth, coherent mixture.
  • Spoon out the remaining sugar and the cinnamon onto a plate, mix well.
  • Then, with your fingers, squidge out pieces of dough and roll between the palms of your hands into walnut-sized balls.
  • Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and arrange on your prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, by which time they should be turning golden-brown.
  • Take out of the oven and leave to rest on the baking sheets for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Makes about 32. They keep well for about 4/5 days in a tin.

Variation: Replace 25g of the flour with cocoa to make chocodoodles.

When I first put these on the tray to bake I was cautious because I’ve had a great big cookie blob far too many times in the past,
but actually these barely spread at all, so don’t be afraid to cram them in!






And how many are left?!

Well, between myself, Mum, Dad and work…3 remain (but not for long!)



38 comments for “Snickerdoodles!

  1. I have never seen these before. They look delicious though so may have to give them a go on the weekend.

  2. These look yummy, putting them straight on my to bake list!

  3. Ooh, they look yummy, I’ll have to put them on my list of things to bake 🙂

    Fiona x

  4. I have never heard of Snickerdoodles but they look delicious. I’ll put them on the list xx

  5. Ooh my gosh, yum!
    I’ve also seen these around but never had the will to make them…this post has changed my mind for sure 😛

  6. They look so good xx

  7. Ooh, these look tempting (printing off as I type!) – why did I think they had Snickers in them?!

  8. Laura these look amaaaaazing! I have to make some of these, tho mine will not turn out so well! I will let you kno how it goes x

  9. i’ve never seen or heard of these before but they look amazing, like they’re full of such sugary tasty yumminess! I love ANYTHING with cinnamon in so I’ll have to give these a try! x

  10. those look DELICIOUS! you should be a baker.

  11. thankyou so much for your comment, and thankyou for putting up this recipe. they look so delicious!!!

  12. They look delicious!

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  13. D’you know, I had no idea what was in snickerdoodles? I’ve heard of them lots of times but always assumed it was some sort of chocolatey bonanza.

    They look lush – may try making them at some point soon!

  14. I’ve never seen these before, they look yum though. Recipe saved x

  15. they look sooo good! definitely gonna try this! thanks 🙂

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  16. oooh that looks delicious!

  17. how had i never heard of these, and then when i read it, thought it would be nuts and chocolate. like snickers. but these look yummy! 🙂

  18. oh my word…those look scrumptious!! x

  19. Oh YUM! Looks great, girl! 😀

  20. Those look delicious! Might be a good recipe to break in the new kitchen!

  21. I was famous in hs for my snickerdoodles.

  22. Snickerdoodles are my legit favourite cookie to make EVER! They are like little pillows!

  23. Never heard of these before but they look so easy and delicious I must give them a try xoxo

  24. Amazing! I will have to try your recipe. Ok, off to make more pancakes *covers face* lol.


  25. Today is pancake day?! I had no idea this day existed. And now I simply MUST celebrate! 😉

    Those snickerdoodles look AMAZING. Must try this recipe. xoxo

  26. Omg, they look so nice, might have to try them myself, although I don’t know when. I swear I’m cursed when it comes to baking, even the simplest recipe never goes perfectly!

    Bhav x

  27. for some reason i was expecting melted snicker bars..these are so much better, they look so bitesize and adorable! your blog always gives me too many ideas for what to buy and what to eat, love checking it out!

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  28. Nigella’s recipes are brilliant. My Mum recently made a dish called dragon chicken, which was delicious. Thanks for the comment by the way, Patch is nice and perky, but the lump’s still weeping so we’re just keeping him comfy. xxx

  29. I thought they had snickers in them too! They look really really scrummy- pity I don’t particularly like cinnamon but maybe I’d try to make these for other people!

  30. looks delectable!

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  31. those look so good! And I love the shape, so cute!

  32. Never seen these before, they look yummy!!

    Sadie x

  33. They look sooooo lush.

    X x

  34. Beki

    I can’t bake, but I just made successful snickerdoodles! Thank you for posting! x

  35. Snickerdoodles! I love these – so yummy!