Disneyland’s Snickerdoodle Recipe

Have you ever strolled by Pooh Corner in Disneyland and picked up a delicious snickerdoodle cookie? Ever thought to yourself, “Gee self, I really wish that I could make cookies this delicious.” I have great news! Now you can! Thanks to the Disney cook books and  City Hall on Main Street USA, you can get many of your favorite recipes to take home with you and make again and again!  I decided that I’d try out their snickerdoodle recipe out for you all,  because I am in love with those cookies…well, I’m in love with cookies in general, but especially these ones!


Ingredients – Dough

  1. 3 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  4. 1 c (2 sticks) butter
  5. 2 c sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/4 c milk
  8. 1 tsp vanilla

Ingredients – Topping

  1. 3 tbs sugar
  2. 1 tsp cinnamon



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar, set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  6. Form the dough into 1 inch balls.
  7. Place on a greased baking sheet and flatten.
  8. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle the top of the cookies before baking.
  9. Bake 8 minutes or until cooked through.

This recipe had a yield of about 3 dozen cookies.

Let me try to save you from making my same mistake. Like an idiot, I tried to flatten my cookies with my hand at first. (I know, right? What in the world was I thinking!) After attempting that on the first cookie, I realized that it was putting uneven bumps all over the cookie in the shape of my chubby fingers. So, after that, I used a spatula to flatten them.

Also, I usually roll my cookies in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. I decided to roll them in it, and then after, I sprinkled a bit on top as well. I doubled the topping recipe to make this possible.


These cookies were light, fluffy, sweet, and delicious! Even though I did roll and sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top, they were not overly sugary. It really had just the right amount of topping on it. I did one more batch and left them in the oven for about 2 extra minutes and they came out crunchier on the outside, which is how the hubby prefers his cookies, so I threw him a bone there! I had my three baby girls play taste tester for me and they all loved them! Even my middle child who doesn’t really have much of a sweet tooth. Then, I also had my friends come taste them and the cookies also received rave reviews from them as well! (Which of course, I take full credit for. After all, I’m sure it was all my amazing baking skills and not the perfect recipe from Disney….right?)

I hope that you get a chance to try these delicious cookies so that you can bring some of the Disney parks home with you! 🙂

  • Raquel
    Posted at 21:07h, 28 March Reply

    I would love to pick up one of these cookbooks!!!! These cookies are melt in your mouth, I can’t just have 1, but the entire batch!!! Anytime you make them again I will be happy to be in line with your girls as taste testers. 🙂

  • Kimberly @ Frontierland Station
    Posted at 07:38h, 02 August Reply

    Those cookies look delicious! Thank for sharing the recipe with us!

  • Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama)
    Posted at 14:37h, 02 August Reply

    Ooo, these look and sound yummy Michaelyn! I have always wanted to get one of the Disney cookbooks. I think I will add it to my must have list, LOL 🙂


  • Jen
    Posted at 15:29h, 22 February Reply

    I think they need a little more time in the oven. I don’t know if it’s because I’m in Utah?

    • MousekaTools
      Posted at 15:42h, 22 February Reply

      Hey Jen, thanks for writing! Are you at a higher elevation? That could be it. I feel like there is a lot of “lets see how it turns out” with baking, especially since not all ovens are alike. I know that my mom’s oven is pretty spot on with the temperature, but my oven is awful as the front is cooler than the back and neither temperature is what I actually set it at! (However it is currently missing the front panel on the door, so you can see where there is a problem!) You might want to get a thermometer for your oven just to be sure the temperature is actually getting where you want it. You also have to make changes for taste preferences. My hubby loves a crunchy cookie, but I prefer them soft, so I leave his in the oven a little longer. Anyway, all that to say, you may have to adapt and overcome with a few time/temp. changes, but hopefully the time and temp. in the recipe gives you a good jumping off point!

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