In The Spirit Of Sharing

No one can deny that the holiday season presents a delicious array of food.  From fruitcake and candy canes to eggnog and gingerbread houses, holiday cookies have been a long standing tradition in most households.  Snickerdoodles are a common cookie you will be offered when you visit the Cranford Inn.  Snickerdoodles are commonly found in Island homes year-round.  This delectable cookie is similar to a sugar cookie, however it has the addition of being sprinkled with both cinnamon and sugar.

Time is a precious commodity at the Inn and innkeepers Vicki Francis and Martha Jacobson wanted to share this easy cookie recipe with you so that you can get a start on your holiday baking that will leave you with ample time to spend with family and friends throughout the holiday season.  After all, the holidays are magical for more than just the quantity of food we seem to be able to pull out of our fridge or freezer!

Cranford Inn Snickerdoodles

Ingredients For Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup butter; room temperature
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cr√®me of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • pecans or Chopped cranberries (optional)


Ingredients For Coating

  • ¬Ĺ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¬ľ cup sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. For the cookie dough, cream butter and sugar together; add eggs, one at a time until well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients; mix until soft dough forms. Chill cookie dough 2 hours.
  4. Roll into 1 inch balls, roll in cinnamon and sugar coating.  Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 Р12 minutes until Golden Brown.  Remove cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool.  Store in a air-tight container.

The holiday season is a time for sharing with others.  Some people share gifts, some people share good spirit, and some people share food.  At the Cranford Inn, Vicki and Martha encompass their guests with all three gestures Рensuring their guests have afternoons snacks in-house or care packages of muffins and other treats for their daily excursions.  Now one of their guests favourite cookie offerings is being shared with you!

Do you have a favourite recipe that has been handed down through the generations in your family? ¬†In the spirit of sharing ‚Äď share with us your recipe! ¬†You never know, one day while you are staying with one of our member inns you may find that it has been adopted as a favourite recipe!

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