Disneyland’s Snickerdoodle Cookies

What is it about all the smells and yummy food at Disneyland?! I swear you walk down Main Street USA and you are engulfed by 15 different amazing smells, making you wander into the shops and bakeries and buy one of everything! Things just taste better at Disneyland, including something as simple as a snickerdoodle cookie!

There are so many fun copycat Disney recipes online, so I decided to put this one to the test. Our mom has a killer snickerdoodle recipe, so I wanted to see how this one compared . . . I will put my rating down at the bottom of the recipe so that you can try it out for yourself without my opinion getting in the way. 😉

Serves: 60

Disneyland's Snickerdoodle Cookies

Disneyland knows it's stuff when it comes to baking amazing foods and these Snickerdoodles are no exception!

15 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

23 minTotal Time

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  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated.
  4. In another small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar for the topping.
  5. Form the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place dough ball on a greased baking sheet and flatten (I used the bottom of a glass to lightly flatten my cookies).
  6. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with additional cinnamon/sugar mixture, then bake for 7-8 minutes. Do not overbake these.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool.

My verdict:
I love snickerdoodles and these were probably some of the best that I have ever had. I would say that they are as good as my mom’s (but don’t tell her that!). 😉 They were barely crunchy on the outside, but nice and soft on the inside.

Recipe source: Food.com

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57 Responses to “Disneyland’s Snickerdoodle Cookies”

  1. Heidi Stratford
    Needed a quick and easy recipe to teach my stepdaughter how to bake. ? She had so much fun helping with these. Instead of cinnamon and sugar though I mixed together pumpkin spice and sugar for her to roll them in. Loving them! Thank you for sharing!
  2. Terri Amos
    Hi, This recipe is almost exactly the one my grandmother then my mother used for Snickerdoodles and then me except instead of butter we use Crisco.....probably because it was cheaper...never thought to use butter until I didnt have any Crisco! I have tried butter, 1/2 and 1/2, and butter flavoured Crisco but I always go back to the original. I guess it's what I am use to! I love snickerdoodles!
    • Hi Alisha, Cream of tartar is also often added to baked products to help activate the alkaline baking soda. In fact, cream of tartar mixed with baking soda is what gives us baking powder. We have another snickerdoodle recipe on our blog that doesn't require any cream of tartar. https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/04/moms-snickerdoodles-recipe.html
  3. I made these tonight. They were super easy but mine came out crepe thin. The dough was a little soft when I rolled them. I put the dough in the fridge and will try another batch. Hope that fixes the thickness. Still, even crepe-thin, they are delicious!
  4. I just happened to stumble across your recipe on Pinterest. I'm not a fan of snicker doodles, but it's Christmas and they make a wonderful addition to a cookie tray. That being said, I just had one (actually 4 of them, but who's counting!) of your snicker doodles and they are hands down the best I've ever eaten. I did eat mine a little warm so it wasn't crunchy at all. Super delicious! This recipe made it into my super secret recipe book! Thank you so much for sharing.
  5. Stephanie
    I made these last weekend and they were so good, I had to make them again for Christmas. The first batch I thought were surely undercooked, but after they cooled, they firmed up and were the best dang snicker doodles I've ever had! And of course while those were cooking I ruined the 2nd batch by adding more time so definitely don't overcook. The ones we made for Christmas were perfect after I knew what I was doing and our 2 year old had so much fun sprinkling the cinnamon sugar mixture on the cookie dough balls. We loved this recipe. My mom wants the recipe now. Mmmm! Thank you!
  6. Carol Hoffman
    I just made these for the first time for my family. They all said it was the best snickerdoodle they ever ate. My son Steve 6 and took 6 home. My daughter and my grandchildren took a bag home and I had a few left for me. Thanks for such a great recipe.
    • We don't have a copycat of Disneyland's oatmeal raisin cookie, but we have some delicious ones - https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/chewy-oatmeal-raisin-cookies-recipe/ https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/honey-whole-wheat-oatmeal-raisin-cookies/ https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/oatmeal-craisin-cookies/ https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/iced-oatmeal-cookies/
  7. Shay espitia
    I love these cookies. I've made them a few times already. But I habe noticed that when i make the dough it comes out very sticky amd hard to roll in to small balls. So I placed it in the fridge to chill for only about 30 mins. And they were so easy to roll out after that.

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