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A soft cookie with a hint of nutmeg, then rolled in cinnamon goes perfectly with a glass of cold milk.


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July 24, 2009

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I’ve been wanting to make snickerdoodles for some time now since seeing them in a cookbook. Seeing Lorraine’s cinnadoodles a while back made me want to make them even more! It’s the glittery sugar coating that makes these babies look so delicious.

Whilst they look like a sugar cookie, it’s the nutmeg that gives a nice spice hit that works with the cinnamon sugar coating.
I made these to try and woo my new co-workers at my latest contract job. It’s great being around people that love food, and who love snacking as much as I do. These cookies went down exceptionally well during the day, one even commented they tasted like cinnamon doughnuts.

They are relatively easy to make as far as cookies go. A good classic cookie recipe to keep on file. You can also easily halve the recipe if you don’t want so many cookies. 


Print Recipe
Servings 42


  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (110g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¾ cup (410g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, extra
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Beat butter, extract and sugars in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined. Transfer to large bowl.
  • Stir combined sifted flour, soda and nutmeg, in batches, into the egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C / 160°C fan-forced. Line oven trays with baking paper.
  • Combine extra caster sugar and cinnamon in a small shallow bowl. Roll level tablespoons of the dough into balls; roll balls in cinnamon sugar. Place balls about 7cm apart on oven trays.
  •  Bake about 12 minutes. Cool on trays.


Recipe from Australian Women’s Weekly. 

Post updated 7 July 2020.


4 comments on “Snickerdoodles
  1. briony

    Makes 42! My god I would be so far. Will put them on the "to bake" list 🙂

    July 24, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  2. Iron Chef Shellie

    Hi Briony,
    Yes, I didn't notice the "makes 42" until I had done about 3 trays and was wondering, "when the hell is this going to end!?!" haha

    July 26, 2009 at 10:08 am
  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    YAY so glad that you liked those. They were wolfed down at this end too! lol

    July 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm
  4. Iron Chef Shellie

    Hi Lorraine,
    They are soooo yum!

    July 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm


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