Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

I received a copious amount of brown sugar from Dixie Crystals as part of the Third Annual Good Cookies Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event. The decision to craft a recipe around their generous gift, however, was my own.


It’s a terrific day to talk about dessert! Wait – isn’t every day a good day to talk about dessert? Sure, but today’s extra special. Because it’s the Third Annual Good Cookies Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event, where dozens of us food blogger types are baking, sharing, and raising money in support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Here’s a quick message from the organizers!


Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!

Update: Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal. You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!

Donate here!

Also, Baked with Love t-shirts and tote bags are on sale in Julie’s shop. You can preorder this week only! All proceeds of Baked with Love product sales will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!


The main goal of this effort is to raise awareness of childhood cancers and to raise desperately needed funds for additional research and to help families in need. You can find the rest of the group at the link above or by following #helpingcookies on Facebook and Twitter.

I’ve been baking for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for a number of years, back when there used to be a big food blogger cookie exchange. It was a sad, sad day when the bloggers hosting the exchange decided not to continue it. So I was absolutely overjoyed to see Julie of The Little Kitchen pick it up and run with it. She’s put together some great bloggers and some great sponsors. So without further ado, let me share my contribution to the mix.

Snickerdoodles are one of Scott’s favorite cookies, and he recently asked me if I would whip some up for him. I’m always up for that, but I decided to put a little twist on these cookies. Because of the generosity of Dixie Crystals, one of the sponsors of the Third Annual Good Cookies Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event, I’ve been supplied with enough brown sugar to make me a very happy baker for some time – so I decided to use it in these Snickerdoodles.

The result is a delicious Snickerdoodle cookie that’s just a little more lip-smackingly sweet than usual. And not in a cloying sugar way, but in that deep dark rich molassesy taste you get from brown sugar.

Hope you enjoy!

Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar + 1/2 cup brown sugar {yes, divided}
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-6 tbsp ground cinnamon

How to Make Them:

1. Preheat your oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside for now.

3. Using your stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter until it’s creamy and fluffy. Add 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar and beat again until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and again, beat until fluffy.

4. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until well combined {I typically add about a cup at a time}.

5. Mix together the ground cinnamon and 1/2 cup of brown sugar on a rimmed plate.

6. Roll the dough into about 1-inch diameter balls. Roll the balls of dough in the cinnamon and brown sugar mix until nicely coated. Drop onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet and press flat with your hand.

7. Bake 10 minutes at 375F or until the edges of the cookie are golden brown.

Looking forward to hearing what you guys think of these delicious bars – and please do go check up the rest of the Good Cookie Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Day Event line-up! There are some amazing recipes in there, and please think about donating if you can!


And if you need more cookie recipes, here are ALL of the participants for this year’s bake!!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Læsø Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies from Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Meyer Lemon Cookies from Linda of Simply Healthyish Recipes
Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Allie of Miss Allie’s Kitchen
Small Batch Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Chocolate Madeleines from Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking
Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats from Bree of Baked Bree
Tiger Butter Candy from Melissa of MamaGourmand
Valentine’s Day Gluten Free Sugar Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Chocolate Spritz Sandwich Cookies from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Pink Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jenn of Ever After in the Woods
French Butter Cookies from Rebekah of Kitchen Gidget
Brown Sugar M&M Cookies from Sara of Imperfectly Balanced Sara
mini rose cookies from Meaghan of the decorated cookie
Raspberry Linzer Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting from Coleen of The Redhead Baker
Lemon Poppyseed Cookies from Becca of Two Places at Once
Warn Dark Chocolate Melting Cups from Lisa of Snack Girl
Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Cherry Cordial Bundt Cake from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Nutella Stuffed Cookies from Allison of Celebrating Sweets
Strawberry Pudding Cookies from Holly of A Baker’s House
Slice and Bake Whirligig Cookies from Laura of Untwisted Vintage
Raspberry Strawberry Cookies from Heather of Delicious Not Gorgeous
Chocolate Strawberry Hand Pie from Trang of Wild Wild Whisk
White Chocolate Cashew Cranberry Cookies from Brittany of Diary of a Southern Mrs.
The Best Potato Chip Cookies Recipe from Marybeth of Babysavers
Darth Vader Valentine’s Day Hug Cookies to Support Cookies for Kid’s Cancer from Jenn of justJENN recipes
Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies with Jam from Lisa of Garlic & Zest
Sprinkled Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
Homemade Salted Nut Rolls from Shaina of Food for My Family
Valentine Sugar Cookie Cups from Melissa of Persnickety Plates
Chocolate Dipped Cashew Butter Cookies from Ashley of Fit Mitten Kitchen
Chocolate Vanilla Striped Shortbread Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Pineapple Coconut Bar Cookies from Barbara of Barbara Bakes
Chocolate Raspberry Roll-Ups from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Raspberry and Rose Meringue Parfaits from Michelle of Cup of Zest
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies from Jade of Jonesin’ For Taste
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies from Emilie of Finding Zest
Chocolate Mousse Cups from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart from Gretchen of kumquat
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie from Angela of About A Mom
Honey Pistachio Shortbread from Megan of Stetted
Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Cookies from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Chewy Coconut Macaroon Hearts (Gluten Free) from Taryn of Hot Pan Kitchen
Chocolate Peanut Butter Valentine’s Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Chocolate Caramel Pie from Stefanie of Mommy Musings
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Brownies {Dairy-Free} from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes from Erica of The Crumby Kitchen
Dark Chocolate Bourbon Coconut Cream Mousse from Lisa of Taste Cook Sip
Maple Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
Red Velvet Mini Layer Cakes from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
The Best Potato Chip Cookies Recipe from Marybeth of babysavers
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Kara of Kara in the Kitchen
Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles from Kristin of On the Home Front
Valentine’s Gummy Hearts from April of April Golightly
Cocoa Sweet Dough Hearts from TammyJo of The Chocolate Cult
Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookie Cutouts from Susannah of Feast + West
Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Shortbread Cookie Recipe from Raquel of Organized Island
Brown Butter Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies from Samantha of Haute Pepper Bites
Iced Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles from Nina of Crazy for Cookies and More


Happy baking!!!

2 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

    1. Thanks so much, Julie!! So glad you’re helping C4KC and gathering together so many great sponsors – and terrific recipes! I’m so excited to cook through the other recipes!

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