Amish Snickerdoodles

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These Amish Snickerdoodle Cookies are a rich, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookie coated in cinnamon-sugar. Just one batch yields a ton of cookies, making this recipe perfect for cookie exchanges or feeding a crowd at a party.

Amish Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookies are my all-time favorite, so naturally I’m more than happy to try out just about any snickerdoodle cookie recipe out there.

Amish Snickerdoodles differ from my personal snickerdoodle recipe in that they are thicker, denser and the crinkly/wrinkly top is a little less pronounced than my recipe, giving the cookie less crunch. This is due to the amount of flour and the inclusion of oil in this recipe.

Just one batch of these Amish snickerdoodle cookies yields about 40 cookies – 60 if you make them into 2-bite cookies.

Since this recipe makes so much, what I like to do is divide the dough in half after making it and mix in chocolate chips to half of the batter. If you can get cinnamon chips that would be even better!

close-up shot of a stack of Amish snickerdoodle cookies

Why are these called Amish snickerdoodles? Snickerdoodles are a classic Amish and Mennonite recipe, but they differ from other Snickerdoodle cookies in their thick texture and less “wrinkled” tops.

A unique aspect to these cookies (which I think makes sense when you think of the culture they originated from) is that not only are all of the ingredients common and shelf-stable pantry staples, but the recipe also yields a large amount of cookies despite being a very quick recipe. That makes sense when you think of large Amish families and how much there is to do around the farm in a day!

Can these cookies be frozen? Yes! That is one of the best things about these cookies is that they freeze beautifully. Just wrap the cookies and place in an airtight freezer container for up to 3 months. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)

composite image of a hand holding a bitten-into Amish snickerdoodle cookie, along with three in-process images of how to make the cookies

Amish Snickerdoodles Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: divide the dough and mix in chocolate chips or cinnamon chips into half of the batter to turn this single batch of cookie dough into two delicious cookie recipes.

ingredients needed to make Amish snickerdoodles

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Electric Mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Cookie Sheet <– you will want two so you can bake one tray while the other is cooling
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie scoop
pink plate stacked full with Amish snickerdoodle cookies coated in cinnamon sugar

How to Make Amish Snickerdoodles

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the room temperature butter, oil, 1/2 cup of the white sugar and all of the icing sugar.

Add in the egg and vanilla paste and beat until just combined. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until combined.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the 1/4 cup of remaining butter.

In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 2 Tablespoons of white sugar and the cinnamon.

Use a cookie scoop to portion 1 Tablespoon-sized scoops of the cookie dough.

Dip each cookie ball into the melted butter mixture, coating completely, and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place the cinnamon-sugar coated cookie balls onto an uncreased cookie sheet, about 2” apart.

Bake for 8 minutes, until the edges are just slightly golden.

Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

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Amish Snickerdoodle Cookies

Amish Snickerdoodle Cookies

How to make Amish Snickerdoodle Cookies, a classic Christmas cookie that makes a ton of cookies in a single batch using everyday ingredients. These cinnamon-sugar coated sugar cookies also freeze beautifully.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar PLUS 2 Tablespoons, divided
  • 1/2 cup powdered icing sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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  1. If you have never tasted these cookies, find a way to enjoy it right away or make your own. I was made these by my friend who is a chef and to this day I still can’t forget this special taste. I didn’t think the recipe would be that easy, thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, these Amish Snickerdoodles look heavenly! Love the unique twist with the crinkly top and the option to add chocolate chips. Can’t wait to try baking a batch and share them with friends

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