Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

The most delicious gluten-free snickerdoodles! Crisp edges, soft & chewy center and cinnamon sugar dreaminess! Super easy recipe!

gluten free snickerdoodles easy recipe
Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

Easy, Wholesome and Cinnamon Sugar Dreaminess!

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So excited for you to try these Gluten-free Snickerdoodles!

I am constantly asked for a snickerdoodle recipe and, as I didn’t grow up eating snickerdoodles and there are many amazing recipes already on internet,  I turned to my friend Nicky (a chef extraordinaire!) and asked if she had a snickerdoodle recipe she loved…. she did and is nice enough to let us share it here!

Nicky’s recipe is SO good! It’s based on Martha Stewart’s recipe and it’s perfect in my opinion!

It has crisp edges, a soft and chewy center and is basically cinnamon sugar dreaminess!

gluten free snickerdoodles easy recipe

Plus… it’s a super EASY recipe!

So let’s make them!

There is a cooking video on this page so you can see how simple they are to make.

And as with all our recipes, there is a printable recipe towards the bottom of the page with exact measurements and directions.

gluten free snickerdoodles easy recipe

Here’s what you’ll need…

Just 8 (mostly) pantry staple ingredients!

gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GF Jules– affiliate link)

cream of tartar (I used  Kate’s Naturals Amazon – affiliate link)

baking soda


butter or dairy-free butter


ground cinnamon


Note: this shot is not the full quantity (this represents a half batch)

gluten free snickerdoodles easy recipe

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Back to the Gluten-free Snickerdoodles..

gluten free snickerdoodles easy recipe

And the batter comes together in 4 simple steps:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar
  2. Mix in the egg
  3. Separately mix the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or whisk, or sift them.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix and mix to combine.

At that point the dough will be a bit sticky and difficult to roll into balls, so let the batter chill for 1 hour.

When the hour is almost done, mix the sugar and cinnamon so that you can roll the dough in it.

Then roll the chilled dough into balls, then in the cinnamon sugar and bake!

That’s it!


10 Minutes later, you’ll have perfect soft & chewy snickerdoodles!

gluten free snickerdoodles easy recipe

The recipe is so simple and the cookies soooo good!

Thanks again to Nicky for the recipe!

And if you don’t eat them all, they stay soft and chewy for days! Just store them in an air tight container.

gluten free snickerdoodles easy recipe

Hope you love them as much as we do!

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Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

The most delicious gluten-free snickerdoodles! Crisp edges, soft & chewy center and cinnamon sugar dreaminess! Super easy recipe. Recipe halves easily. Prep time includes chilling dough for 1 hour.
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Dessert, Cookies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 2 3/4 cups 360 grams gluten-free all-purpose flour with xanthan gum (we used GFJules -affiliate link)
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16 tablespoons 2 sticks or 8 ounces or 225 grams butter or dairy-free butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar 350 grams, divided, plus more if needed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon plus more if needed


Make the dough

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt with a pastry cutter or whisk. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add eggs, and beat to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine.
  • Chill dough for an hour.

Once dough has chilled

  • Preheat the oven to 400° and line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • in a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the ground cinnamon.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop out dough and form golf size balls of the dough (approximately 1 1/2 inch balls), and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place about two inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after five minutes.
  • Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about five minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack.
  • Stored in an airtight container up to one week.
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4 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

  1. I’ve made these 3x now- love them

    However the first time they worked perfectly and the last two they have fallen flat and not risen? I even tried fresh baking soda

    Is it supposed to be baking powder? Recipe says soda

    Only thing I did differently the last two times was to use a hand mixer instead of a paddle mixer?

    1. Hi! Happy you enjoy them! And yes, it’s definitely baking soda in this recipe! Not having watched you bake them, can’t say for sure why they rose the first time more than others… Sometimes cookies flatten if the oven temperature is too hot, if the batter is over mixed, or in this recipe, they can be flatter if the dough is not chilled. Hope that helps!

      1. It does thank you! I used a paddle mixer the first (successful) time, and a hand mixer the last 2- maybe I overdid it? Ha! I’ll
        Have to try again.

  2. Very good! I love these cookies! I didn’t even have to chill my cookie dough for and hour! I popped it in the freezer for 15 minutes and the dough chilled just fine.

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