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Maple Snickerdoodles – Soft and Chewy

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Wow everyone with this Maple Snickerdoodles this year! A great blend of classic fall and holiday flavors, this chewy cookie is a great choice for your next cookie exchange party!

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Maple Snickerdoodles

Maple Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are so good and are considered a classic Christmas cookie. I love this because I love Snickerdoodles. I love being able to take a classic recipe and give it my own special twist. In this case, I am taking regular snickerdoodles and giving them a delicious maple flavor. These chewy cookies are sure to be a hit.

How to I Make These Chewy Maple Snickerdoodles?

This recipe is written to make sure the maple snickerdoodles are chewy. In addition to these ingredients, the other way to make sure these are perfectly chewy is to make sure not to overbake them. Overbaking cookies is the fastest way to take a soft or chewy cookie and turn it into a crispy cookie. Maple snickerdoodles stacked on a white plate

Can I Use Maple Flavoring and Karo Syrup Instead?

If you do not have maple syrup on hand or just don’t want to use it, you can swap it for maple flavoring and Karo syrup instead. You would use the same amount of Karo Syrup as you do the maple syrup and then add a teaspoon or 2 of the maple flavoring.

Single stack of maple snickerdoodle cookies

Ingredients for Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Unsalted butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Egg
  • Baking soda
  • Flour
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Tartar
  • Salt

How to Make Snickerdoodles

To begin, you will cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until they are light and fluffy.  I use a stand mixer for best results.

Next, add in the maple syrup, vanilla, and egg then beat to combine.

Mixing wet ingredients for snickerdoodles

In a separate bowl, you will sift together the dry ingredients.  Slowly add these to the wet ingredients until a dough forms.
Sifting dry ingredients for snickerdoodles with maple
Now, you will place the dough (covered) in the refrigerator for at least one hour to chill.
Cookie dough for maple snickerdoodles in large bowl

When you are ready to make the cookies, you will preheat the oven and prepare your baking/cookie sheets with parchment paper liners.In a small bowl, you will combine the sugar and cinnamon to coat the cookies.  Set this aside until later.

Scoop out the dough into balls and then roll them in the cinnamon sugar.
Rolling cookie dough in cinnamon sugar
Place the dough balls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Baking sheet with maple snickerdoodle dough ready to bake
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes

Stack of maple snickerdoodles

Servings: 24

Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Prep Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Wow everyone with this Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe this year! A great blend of classic fall and holiday flavors, this chewy cookie is a great choice for your next cookie exchange party!


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp salt

Cinnamon Sugar Coating Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon


  1. Prep cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the mixing bowl. Cream the butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the maple syrup, vanilla, and egg in with the butter and sugar mixture.
  5. Beat until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  6. In the large bowl sift the dry ingredients.
  7. Slowly, a little at a time add these ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  8. Put the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Scoop out the dough into 1 1/2 balls.
  11. Roll the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar.
  12. Place the dough balls on the prepared cookie sheets.
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (Or until the tops of the cookies have cracked and the cookies are set).
Nutrition Facts
Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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