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Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Author: Becca | Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus chill time)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 32 cookies 1x


Your favorite classic chewy, soft snickerdoodle cookie with a twist of spice; coated in warm cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom, you won’t be able to get enough!



  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom


  1. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, vegetable oil, 1 1/4 cups sugar, and powdered sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat together. 
  2. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Mix into wet ingredients until combined. Chill for 15-30 minutes (for a chewier, “fluffier” cookie). Preheat oven to 350°F while cookie dough chills.
  3. Stir together remaining 1/4 cup white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. Create dough balls using a medium #40 cookie scoop; roll in spice mixture and spread cookies 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until edges are set – be careful to not overcook to ensure a soft center. Transfer to a wire cooling rack almost immediately. 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: christmas, holiday, soft, chewy

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