Looking for a little something different in a cookie? Want a bit of a twist on the classic cookie recipe for Snickerdoodles? Well this is it.



These are easy, and oh sooo good. They remind me of a cinnamon sugar doughnut. They look a little different from traditional snickerdoodles, but that’s what I loved about them.


1 & 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar, + 2 tablespoons for rolling cookies
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°. Line or grease baking sheets and set aside.

Combine flour, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients until smooth.

Mix together cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Pinch dough into walnut-sized pieces and roll into balls. Roll each ball in cinnamon/sugar mixture, and place on baking sheets.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for one minute, then cool completely on a wire rack.

This recipe makes about 32 cookies.