Orange Clove Snickerdoodles {12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies}

Remember yesterday’s Orange Sugar? Remember how I told you that you had to make it for today’s post? Well now you know why! These Orange Clove Snickerdoodles are so chewy and fresh and perfect for the holidays.

I absolutely love snickerdoodles so when I stumbled upon this recipe I quickly bookmarked it and kept it in the back of my mind waiting for the perfect occasion. And what occasion is better than Christmas? A lot of the treats I made this year were chocolate-y and heavy so the citrus flavor of these cookies was refreshing and a welcomed change to the richness of the other cookies and candies.

We are leaving for our Christmas vacation this afternoon and we are so excited to see all of our family and friends. The next week and a half will be full of food, love and laughter and I can’t wait! I hope that you all are truly enjoying and relishing in this holiday season!

Posts may be a bit few and far between until the New Year so please forgive me! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

Orange Clove Snickerdoodles
recipe from Cherry Tea Cakes

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup Orange Sugar
1 egg
1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
2 tablespoons Orange Sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cloves, or to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 400.

2. In a stand mixer combine the butter, sugar and egg thoroughly. In a bowl sift together the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Slowly add them to the wet ingredients, until a dough is formed.

3. Shape teaspoons of dough into rounded balls. Roll in the orange sugar and clove mixture.

4. Place two inches apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


  1. Well…YUM! This was a great idea! They look delish!

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