Today I attempted to make snickerdoodles fresh out of the oven for when Noah came home from work. I mis-estimated his arrival, so they had cooled by the time he actually walked in the door, but they were still delicious anyways.

The last time I bought flour, I opted to buy Trader Joe’s white whole wheat  flour instead of regular, so these snickerdoodles tasted a little bit healthier. I think I actually prefer the taste, because I can’t actually taste or feel all the granules of sugar and it makes me feel better. I also used light brown sugar instead of white.

these cookies also are much more round than your typical snickerdoodle


1 1/2 c light brown sugar
1/2 c butter, softened
1 t vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 3/4 c white whole wheat flour
1 t cream of tartar (I did without this)
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 T white sugar
2 t ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.

3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Blend well. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Roll dough in sugar/cinnamon mixture and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.