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Easy Christmas Snickerdoodle Cookies

These delicious Christmas Snickerdoodle cookies are so easy to make and perfect for the holiday season. You can use red and green sugar to be extra festive!

Why are snickerdoodles called snickerdoodles?

There are a few different stories about how snickerdoodles got their name, but the most likely explanation is that they were simply a combination of two popular cookies at the time: sugar cookies and cinnamon cookies.

The word “snicker” may have also been used as a nonsense word to make the cookie sound more fun and exciting. Whatever the origin of the name, these cookies have been around for centuries and remain a favorite to this day!

What are Christmas Snickerdoodles?

Christmas snickerdoodles are a special version of the classic cookie that is made with festive holiday spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. They are also often rolled in colored sugar or sprinkles before baking to give them a fun and festive appearance.

Whether you call them snickerdoodles or Christmas snickerdoodles, these cookies are sure to be a hit at your holiday party!

Are snickerdoodles considered Christmas cookies?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as it is ultimately up to the individual. However, snickerdoodles are often associated with Christmas due to their festive spices and appearance. They are also a popular holiday cookie in many parts of the United States.

Ultimately, whether or not you consider snickerdoodles to be Christmas cookies is up to you. But there’s no doubt that these tasty treats are perfect for any holiday gathering!

Do snickerdoodles have to be rolled in cinnamon sugar?

No, snickerdoodles do not have to be rolled in cinnamon sugar. However, this is a common way to prepare them and many people feel that it enhances the flavor of the cookies. If you prefer, you can simply sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the unbaked cookies before baking.

Either way, these cookies are sure to be delicious!

What is the best way to store snickerdoodles?

Snickerdoodles can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. Alternatively, they can be frozen for up to three months.

If you are looking for a tasty cookie to enjoy this holiday season, look no further than the snickerdoodle! These cookies are perfect for any Christmas gathering and are sure to be a hit.

What are the best Christmas cookies to make for the holidays?

There are so many delicious Christmas cookies to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which ones to make! Some of our favorites include gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, shortbread cookies, and of course snickerdoodles.

No matter what your favorite is, there’s sure to be a Christmas cookie recipe out there that you’ll love. So get baking and enjoy the deliciousness of the holiday season!

P.S. Don’t forget to try our Christmas snickerdoodles! They’re the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray.

Are these Christmas Snickerdoodles good for a cookie exchange?

Absolutely! Christmas snickerdoodles are perfect for a cookie exchange. They’re festive, they’re delicious, and they’re sure to be a hit with everyone.

What are some other fun Christmas recipes to try?

Christmas Snickerdoodle Cookies

One of my personal favorite things to do with the kids is bake cookies. We bake a LOT during the Christmas season and today I’m sharing one of my top 3 favorite types of sweets–Christmas Snickerdoodle cookies! The peppermint is optional but makes it so much more Christmas-sy! Check out my favorite Christmas things on my It’s Christmas Time Pinterest Board!

Do you have a Christmas tradition you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments below, I’d love to hear about it.

Christmas Snickerdoodle Cookies
Yield: 18 Cookies

Christmas Snickerdoodle Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These amazing Christmas Snickerdoodle cookies are made even better with peppermint extract! Perfect for families to makes for Santa.


  • • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • • 1 cups softened butter
  • • 2 eggs
  • • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • • 3 ½ cups flour
  • • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • • 3 tablespoons red and green sugar sprinkles
  • • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375.

2.    Combine sugar and butter in a mixing bowl.
Once the mixture is nice and smooth, add the eggs and vanilla. Beat or mix again until a smooth consistency.

3.    In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.
Slowly stir those into the butter mixture until the cookie dough is well mixed.

4.    Mix the sugar and cinnamon for the topping
either in a bowl or on a plate. I like to do this on a plate and then roll the cookie dough balls through it.

5.    Roll batter into 2-inch size balls. Place on
cookie sheet. Press each ball of dough down to flatten.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.


Makes 18 (2-inch balls) or 36 (1-inch balls)

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 48mgSodium 183mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 3g

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Janine Huldie

Monday 4th of November 2019

We are heading to Disney for the holidays in 3 weeks now. So, that has been the way we have kicked off our holidays in the past few years. But we also love to bake. So, once we are back home, I am so trying your Snickerdoodle recipe with my girls. So, thanks for sharing :)

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