Turmeric Snickerdoodles

Stack of cookies with milk in background

With the whole world staying home and isolating, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by in the last few weeks where I haven’t baked SOMETHING.I’m finding it quite relaxing to tune out of all of the media and focus on something that I have control over. There has been a lot of cookies floating around our house. Dangerous, but oh so fun. 

These Snickerdoodle cookies have a surprise ingredient. Turmeric! The cookies look completely unassuming, but the fresh turmeric gives them this amazing red colour when you break the cookies open! 

Close up of stack of cookies with turmeric beside it

Give them a try! 

Turmeric Snickerdoodles

Print Recipe
Serves: 16-18 Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated turmeric
  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.


Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla, turmeric, and egg and mix until smooth.


Add the flour mixture to the butter and mix until well combined.


Mix together the cinnamon and tablespoon of sugar.


Roll the dough into 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoon sized balls. Roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture until coated.


Place cookies on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.

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  • Reply
    Amy Sirotek
    May 7, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    The Tumeric Snickerdoodles are to die for! So yummy!!

    • Reply
      May 7, 2020 at 9:59 pm

      So glad you liked them! It’s my favourite when you break them open.

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