This week we had a huge blizzard! Looks like spring will be delayed by just a bit. It snowed for two days and it was so beautiful clinging to every little branch. So what to do when you are stuck inside really can’t do much outside? Make cookies! This Snickerdoodles recipe has been a family favorite for years. They are delicious, with a buttery cinnamon flavor. Perfect with your afternoon tea.




1 cup butter
1 ½ cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 ¾ cup flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup sugar


Cream the butter with 1 ½ cups of sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs and continue beating. In another bowl combine the flour, the cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Stir into the egg mixture. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minute. Position the rack in the upper third of your oven and preheat the oven to 400 degree. Mix the remaining ½ cup sugar and 1 ½ tsp cinnamon in a shallow dish. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and rol the ballsl in the sugar mixture.


Arrange the cookie balls on your baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. the cookies will be a light golden brown when done.


This recipe makes about 4 dozen delicious cookies.

homemade cookies

Perfect with your afternoon tea.

These cooked are perfect for gift giving and for storing in your freezer. I have even sent these cookies in the mail with great success.

Next time you are looking for an old fashioned cookie that is bound to be a favorite with everyone try these Snickerdoodles, you’ll be glad you did!


Ready to enjoy! 

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