Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookie

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This Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookie is rich, chewy-yet crumb-y and covered in cinnamon sugar perfection in under 5 minutes. 

Homemade Snickerdoodles have a soft, warm, gooey spot in our hearts, but they’re impossible to make without an oven, right? Wrong! You can make them in a microwave really easily, and they make the perfect late-night studying snack. 

Or try our Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie from our Dessert Recipes archive, they’re awesome!

Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookie


So you haven’t done the dishes for over a week and your roommate is super mad at you. Do you know what would make them happy? If your first answer was to do the dishes like they asked and not make them a huge batch of cookies, then you’re working harder, not smarter. Snickerdoodles are an absolute classic, and you can bake them in a microwave without adding too much to the mess that is your kitchenette. 

The word “Snickerdoodle” is one of the most fun words to say, especially if you’re impersonating Sean Connery, but where in the world did that word come from? The answer: probably Germany. There’s a theory that it’s actually a variation on the word “Schneckennudeln,” which means “snail dumpling.” Honestly, “snail dumpling” makes pretty much no sense, and “Schneckennudeln” is actually impossible to say while drunk. 


There are all sorts of things you can add to your Snickerdoodles, but what about dunking your cookies? You can go to the classic milk route, but here are some other fun things to try. 

  • Melted chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Frosting
  • Confectioner’s sugar  

Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookie ingredients in cereal bowl

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Serve it with vanilla ice cream (or butter pecan which is basically the best combination ever for snickerdoodles) and enjoy!


Snickerdoodles will stay good at room temperature for up to 2 days, as long as you wrap them to keep them from going stale. If you want to reheat, sprinkle with a bit of water and microwave for 5-7 seconds covered with a wet paper towel.



$: There are more ingredients in this recipe than you might think, but the great thing about everything you have to buy you can reuse for other recipes, since they will keep for a long time, as long as you keep excess moisture out.   


  • 1,000 watts or higher: Higher wattage, lower cook time. Our microwave is about 1,250 watts, but if you have one with about 1,000 watts you will want to cook in 36-second intervals. Check the cookies in between each time you cook them to make sure you get the right consistency and don’t burn them. 
  • 700 watts: Microwaves under about 900 don’t heat things evenly or consistently, so don’t go anywhere while you’re cooking. Cook the cookies in 51-second intervals.  

Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookie covered with cinnamon and sugar sprinkle in white bowl on notebook

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Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookies

This Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookie is rich, chewy-yet crumb-y and covered in cinnamon sugar perfection in under 5 minutes. No oven needed!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookies
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter , melted
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon egg , whisked
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

After Microwaving

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon


  • Mix butter, flour, sugar, egg and cinnamon in cereal bowl.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes (watch the microwave until it stops puffing up and the top is no longer wet).
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon topping and sprinkle over cooked cookie before eating.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Iron: 1mg


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