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Snickerdoodle Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 1 hr 21 min
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These snickerdoodle cookies are better for you than the average recipe, with less sugar (coconut sugar), and beautifully easy to make.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (or try a Paleo flour blend)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

For rolling cookies in:

  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. With a mixer or large whisk in a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla, whisking together thoroughly.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Add dry mix to wet mix and combine thoroughly. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  4. Grease a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350F.
  5. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and mix together.
  6. Pinch off about 3 tablespoons of dough at a time. Roll each into a ball, roll in cinnamon-sugar mix and place on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 11 minutes, or to your desired doneness.


I love this healthy snickerdoodle recipe because it’s free of all the additives and weird ingredients you find in store-bought brands — plus you can adjust the sugar and cinnamon to your liking.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 11 min
  • Category: Desserts, Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 162
  • Sugar: 9.8g
  • Sodium: 108mg
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.1g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg