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Soft and Chewy Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles

Soft and chewy, these Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles are a family favorite. Cookies packed with flavor!

Chewy and soft, Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodle Cookies

Growing up, Snickerdoodles Cookies were always one of my favorites.

As an adult, I don’t make them as other flavors. Maybe it’s because you have to roll them in the cinnamon and sugar, you know that extra step?

But, when I do make them, I love using this recipe! The vanilla bean just adds a depth of flavor that I think you will LOVE!

How to make Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles

In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until thoroughly combined about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for one minute between additions. Beat in vanilla bean paste.

You can substitute one vanilla bean instead of the paste if you prefer. Scrape the seeds out of the vanilla bean (but don’t throw the pod away, scroll down for details).

Scrape down sides of bowl and add in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Scoop dough by large tablespoons and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets, several inches apart, and bake for 13-15 minutes, until edges are slightly browned. For smaller cookies, bake 12-14 minutes.

Allow cookies to set on cookie sheet about ten minutes before removing to wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

How to make Vanilla Sugar

I know vanilla beans can get quite expensive too. So don’t throw it out after you scraped the seeds.

Instead, toss the used vanilla bean pod into a mason jar with some granulated sugar. Put a lid on it and give it a shake. 

Allow it to flavor the sugar over the next week, giving it a good shake every day.

When you’re done, you’ll have a full jar of flavorful vanilla sugar, perfect for baking or putting a spoonful in your coffee! 

I usually use the pods several times before tossing them, especially since I go through a lot of sugar.

Soft and chewy, these Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles are a family favorite. Cookies packed with flavor!

More Snickerdoodle Recipes

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles: I’ve turned your classic childhood cookie into a no-egg truffle with a cinnamon coating!

Looking for a snack that makes the whole family smile? This Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies recipe is just what you need. Sweet cinnamon muddy buddies with a little extra help from Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal!

One bite of these Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars and you’ll fall in love! The sweet and salty graham cracker pecan crust with the creamy cheesecake layer is all topped to perfection with the snickerdoodle pecan cookie topping!

Yield: 5 dozen

Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Soft and chewy, these Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles are a family favorite. Cookies packed with flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until thoroughly combined about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for one minute between additions. Beat in vanilla bean paste.
  2. Scrape down sides of bowl and add in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Scoop dough by large tablespoons and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets, several inches apart, and bake for 13-15 minutes, until edges are slightly browned. For smaller cookies, bake 12-14 minutes.
  4. Allow cookies to set on cookie sheet about ten minutes before removing to wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

Notes

If you don't have vanilla bean paste, scrape the seeds out of one vanilla bean. Save the bean pod to make vanilla sugar!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

60

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

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Posted on March 8, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. It’s very cool that you got an advance copy of Joy’s cookbook. I am really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy! These cookies are perfection!

  2. I completely agree about reading the book cover to cover. I loved Joy’s stories before each recipe. The snickerdoodles look great!

  3. Looks delicious! Love trying new Snickerdoodle recipes. Quick question, is the vanilla bean paste only available online or do any chain US retailer carry them?

    1. I did a little research. You can buy it on amazon.com and it’s not as expensive as I was thinking. I’ve never seen it in stores.

      I also found that 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Bean Paste = 1 Vanilla Bean or 1 Tbsp. of extract.

      Hope this helps!

  4. I’ve been drooling over Joy’s book so much that I can’t figure out what to make first! I love puffy, fat cookies, so these are right up my alley.

  5. Your snickerdoodles look awesome! These are bookmarked for me along with 99 other recipes 🙂
    Take care..

  6. Your snickerdoodles look awesome! These are bookmarked for me along with 99 other recipes 🙂
    Take care..

  7. Ooohhh I found a recent love (like within the past year) for all things snickerdoodle! These look amazing! I wish I could take a bite out of one right now. I won’t be able to get these out of my mind until I make them! Great post! YUMM!

  8. I am over the moon – these look heavenly! That cookbook is gem 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Ultra Chewy M&M Cookies

  9. I didn’t realize that she did all the photography for her book too…that is truly awesome!! Snickerdoodles are my husbands favorite cookie. And with vanilla bean paste? I can just imagine how good these are:-)

  10. I met Joy at an event last week and got a copy of her book…I agree w/ everything you said. Not many books I would highly recommend or want to make 99% of everything that’s in the book, but with hers, I do!

    And yes on doing all her own photography…Amazing!

    The cookies turned out great looking!

  11. I love vanilla beans! They are the perfect addition to snickerdoodles too. These are amazing!

  12. Oh, yum. Vanilla and snickerdoodle? Delicious. I need to get myself on a cookbook review list! 🙂

  13. Is this for real?? I had NO idea that snickerdoodles could get any better….but they just DID! YUM!

  14. These are great! My boyfriend loves snickerdoodles. I am sure he will be over the moon for these!

  15. These are SO on my to-try list. Soon! Delicious review and I’m happy that you enjoyed this book. Thank you so much for being a part of this Joy the Baker Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off =)!

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