Country Cooking with Lou Ann: Snickerdoodles

Hello! The old tried and true recipes of long ago are just the best.

This is another very old recipe that I keep finding myself going back to. I love the taste of cinnamon in these cookies, and the crunch that just begs to be dipped in hot cocoa or milk.


-2, 1/2 cups flour

-2 teaspoons baking powder

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1 cup butter (don’t use margarine)

-1, 1/2 cups sugar

-2 large eggs

-1/2 cup sugar

-2 teaspoons cinnamon


First, sift together flour, baking powder and salt—set aside.

Second, in a separate bowl cream together butter and 1, 1/2 cups sugar until pale yellow, just a couple of minutes.

Third, add eggs and continue beating until well blended.

Fourth, add the flour mixture a little at a time.

Fifth, in a smaller bowl combine 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon—mix well.

Sixth, make dough into about 1 and 3/4 inch balls and roll them in the cinnamon sugar

Seventh, space the balls about 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Lastly, bake for 9-10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy!

By Lou Ann Thompson

R-H Circulation Clerk