Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe and Red Ape Organic Cinnamon Giveaway!

It’s too bad you can’t smell my house right now. The boys and I have been baking Snickerdoodles and the whole house smells SO GOOD!!! 

It seems that my boys think sitting on the
countertop is the best way to bake.

Last week I received some of this yummy organic Red Ape Cinnamon from I don’t know why I’ve never tried to make a healthier version of Snickerdoodles. But…when my Red Ape Cinnamon came in the mail that’s the first thing I knew I wanted to make!



1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sucanat or rapadura
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons sucanat mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Stir together melted butter and sucanat. Add egg, vanilla, baking soda and cream of tartar, stirring well. Mix in flour. Cover bowl and chill dough in refrigerator for one hour. Roll dough into one inch balls. Roll balls in the sucanat/cinnamon mixture. Place balls about two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.

These cookies turned out SO good!! Now, I want to use my new cinnamon in Applesauce Bread and Cinnamon Swirl Bread!! I love baking in the fall…

This week, just in time for YOUR fall baking, is offering to give one of my readers a FREE jar of Red Ape Cinnamon!! Leave a comment here letting us know why you’d love to win!

I’ll draw a random winner on Tuesday, September 15. Woohoo for Red Ape Cinnamon!

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  1. Tracy says

    My favorite easy thing to use cinnamon on is cinnamon toast! Broiled in the oven is the best! And man oh man, you have a lot of fans looking for free cinnamon on this one! Wow. Did you know your readership was this good? That’s great!


  2. Sarah says

    Yeah for Snickerdoodles! You are the second person this week to tell me they have made them. We always had them at Christmas time so it seems wierd to have them now. That’s ok, I love them, so anytime is a good time! I’ve never tried any organic spices, so I would love to try it out!


  3. Sarah says

    I love using cinnamon and have used a bunch lately to help break up a chest cold/allergies that landed in my chest. It’s really good with hot water, lemon juice, honey and ginger to break up chest congestion :-)


  4. Hattie says

    I would love to win that jar of Red Ape cinnamon to go in all my fall baking. I can almost smell it now! Count me in on the drawing!


  5. says

    Thanksgiving is coming up, and that means I will be baking pumpkin pies for days. I give them to friends and family members. And, of course, they require cinnamon!


  6. Melissa N. says

    My husband wouuld love this! He loves anything that has cinnomen in it, I can’t use it b/c I’m allergic, so he has to make stuff with it alone. *lol*


  7. Megan says

    Mine are finishing up right now. Red Ape Cinnamon will definitely be in my spice box one day (tiny apt with limited cabinet space).


  8. Kim says

    When I made snickerdoodles this year with only butter they were see-through flat. What’s the secret?


    Laura Reply:

    Only bake them until they are ALMOST done. They’ll stay softer if they are just a little bit under done. At least that’s how it works for me!


  9. Leecel says

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Snickerdoodles have been my favorite cookie since childhood and I’d love for my little ones to learn what a better-for-you homemade one tastes like. And of course some organic cinnamon in the spice rack would be cherished by this cinnamon loving family!


  10. Angel Rodriguez says

    Do you think it would work to substitute coconut sap sugar for the sucanat/rapadura?


    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    I did some searching and it would seem to work just fine. Let us know how it turns out if you try it!


  11. Sarah G says

    I made these (cheated and used a little white flour) and my very picky 3 year old gobbled them down. He rarely eats the cookies I make and considering these were so much healthier I felt great. I really like your approach to cooking and eating. Your site is great.


  12. Wendy says

    I made these cookies yesterday with my 2 children (8 & 5) and our home smelled sooo good! They couldn’t wait to try these. Their verdict? A big, cookie crumbed 2 thumbs up! My husband loves them too! Thank you for this recipe! We’re transitioning from processed foods to more ‘real foods’ and recipes like these make it oh so easy to do! Thank you! Thank you! :)


  13. Wendy says

    Oh, and for anyone who ends up with their cookies running all over their cookie sheets or getting too thin, here’s a tip from BH&G cookbook (p.195): “Use isulated cookie sheets selectively. You may have trouble using them for cookies high in butter…b/c the butter may start to melt, leaking out before the dough is set. And b/c the dough spreads before it sets, cookies may have thin edges.” I have found this to be very true! My first ever batch of Giant Breakfast cookies, baked on insulated sheets, were so thin they fell apart into crumbs but the rest of the batch (on regular aluminum sheets) were normal. Good luck and happy baking! :)


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