brown sugar snickerdoodles
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Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

I’m updating this recipe from the one I contributed to the Third Annual Good Cookie’s Food Blogger Valentine’s Event. The recipe and the event were good before, but a few tweaks, a little creativity with the spices, and some added chilling time, and now I think they’re great – and just the little bite of butter and spice you want to kick off your holiday cookie-baking season!

brown sugar snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are always a family favorite. And when I started feeling the holiday bug and set up the tree and started playing all the Christmas music and lit candles all over the mantel {because we’re in Florida, and it’s still too hot to fire up the fireplace}, Scott asked if I’d kick off my holiday cookie baking early.

I decided it was prime time to update one of his holiday favorites – our brown sugar snickerdoodles. Instead of smashing these like we usually do, I chilled and then rolled them in spiced sugar and left them on the tray in balls. This made for an extremely fluffy and nicely spiced cookie that my whole family loves.

I hope you enjoy, and I hope your season is bright!

brown sugar snickerdoodles

Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

A spicy sugary family favorite, perfect for kicking off the holidays!
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Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 172 kcal


  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice


  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside for now.
  • In a large bowl using a wooden spoon or in your stand mixer, beat the room temperature butter until it's creamy and fluffy.
  • Beat the brown sugar, all but 3 tbsp of the sugar, and the egg into the butter until thoroughly combined.
  • Beat in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Don't overmix or your dough will be dense.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate about an hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 3 tbsp of sugar and the cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and allspice together until you have a nice spiced sugar.
  • Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop up about 2 tbsp of the dough and roll in your hands until you have a ball. Roll through the bowl of spiced sugar until thoroughly coated, and then transfer the ball to the sheet pan. Repeat until you have used all the dough.
  • Bake the cookies 12-14 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and the edges are golden. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 3-5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Sodium: 141mgCalcium: 25mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 257IUSugar: 13gFiber: 1gPotassium: 32mgCholesterol: 34mgCalories: 172kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 8gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 23gIron: 1mg
Keyword brown sugar, butter, Christmas, Cookies, spices
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See? Nice and sugary and fluffy with just the right bit of spice! So much to love about these goodies.

In the meantime, you’re going to see some serious updating going on around here. I’m getting back into recipe creation in a big way. You’ve seen some recipes popping up sporadically around here as I get a chance to style and photograph them, but I just might sneak in there and get them posted during the holidays so that we can start off the new year with all new. Let me know what kind of things you’re craving this holiday season, and I’ll do my best to whip them up for you!

brown sugar snickerdoodles

If you’re looking for more cookie recipes, here are all of the previous recipes shared as part of the Good Cookie Food Blogger’s Valentine’s Day event in 2019 that this recipe was originally part of.

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!!!


About the ChefKristin

Career Army officer with a tendency toward workaholism. On the side, self taught cook, carpenter, and gardener, working to build a beautiful life for my family. Trying to tilt my balance in the right direction.


    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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