Go Back
+ servings

Frosted Snickerdoodles

Frosted Snickerdoodles are a lovely soft cookie rolled in cinnamon and sugar topped with homemade Buttercream Frosting. This snickerdoodle cookie with frosting is an amazing dessert, they taste like something you would find in a fancy bakery but they are made in your own kitchen!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
dough chilling30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frosted Snickerdoodles
Servings: 6 cookies
Calories: 821kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sugar for topping


  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Cream together the butter and both sugars in a large bowl until fluffy. Then, add in the egg and vanilla extract, stir until well mixed.
  • Next, add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and mix until just combined. The dough will be very crumbly.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal-sized portions and then form each portion into a ball. Press together until the dough comes together.
  • In a separate bowl, add 1/2 TBSP cinnamon 1/4 cup sugar to it and then roll each dough ball into it to coat the entire ball.
  • Place the dough onto a baking sheet and put it into the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes before baking.
  • While the cookies are chilling, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and place on your parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are just barely golden brown. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Make the buttercream frosting by whipping the butter in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, until it’s fluffy. Next, add in the powdered sugar, one tablespoon of milk, and vanilla extract. Mix again to combine. Then, add the additional milk, if needed, to thin down the frosting if it is too thick.
  • Pipe the buttercream around the top of the cookies in a swirl pattern and add some additional cinnamon sugar on top for garnish. Serve and enjoy!


Frosted Snickerdoodles are a soft and lovely cookie that your family is sure to love. Whip up a batch of snickerdoodle cookie with frosting and watch how quickly they disappear! 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 821kcal | Carbohydrates: 148g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 114g | Vitamin A: 752IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg