Ol’ Fashioned Snickerdoodles


One of our favorite cookies at Lomita Farm is the good ol’ fashioned Snickerdoodle. Not the puffed up bready kind, but the thin, soft, light, chewy ones that melt in your mouth. If you’re looking to bake fairly easy cookies for any occasion that everyone will love, these are the ones!


  • 1 cup butter (okay to soften a bit)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 tsps cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

For dough rolling:

  • 3 Tbsps sugar
  • 3 tsps cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Chill baking trays in the refrigerator while you’re mixing up the batter.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Whisk in the eggs one at a time.

In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients well: flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt.

With a wooden spoon, stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a little at a time. After mixing the dough thoroughly, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

In the meantime, combine the dough rolling ingredients, sugar and cinnamon, in a bowl.

After 15 minutes or more, scoop the dough into 1 inch balls, rolling them slightly in your palms to form perfect roundness.

Gently roll each ball in the sugar & cinnamon mixture so that the entire surface is covered.


Place each ball on a chilled ungreased cookie sheet a couple of inches apart.


Bake for about 10 minutes and remove immediately to a cooling rack.

I guarantee your Snickerdoodles will be the shizz everywhere you serve them! Gloat all you want and enjoy!


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