Sailors Snickerdoodles

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It’s important to have something to snack on when you’re underway.  Something small, fast, and portable.  Cookies, or biscuits, are ideal.  Sure you can buy store bought cookies, but where’s the fun in that?  Besides, homemade cookies taste so much better.  The only problem is that they don’t always seem to last more than a day.


Snickerdoodles one of the most underrated cookies.  Everybody loves them, but they aren’t usually the cookie that comes to one’s mind first.  Chocolate chip, peanut butter, but snickerdoodles


Besides being delicious and easy they are one of the best cookies for making at sea.  They don’t require anything fancy like chocolate chips (which have the unfortunate tendency of melting in hot climates and can be difficult to find in many countries) or peanut butter.  With egg replacer, you can save your precious supplies of eggs for omelets.  And so snickerdoodles are the perfect sailing cookie.


* I like to use a little more flour than traditional snickerdoodles.  This way the cookies that come out rounder. If you like a more traditional, flatter, cookie then just use 2 ½ cups flour rather than 3.


Sailor’s Snickerdoodles




  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 1 c shortening
  • 2 eggs (I use egg replacer)
  • 3 c flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ¼ t salt
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1T ground cinnamon
  • ½ c sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Mix cinnamon and ½ sugar in bowl and set aside
  • Mix shortening, sugar eggs and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients until well mixed
  •  Form dough into balls and roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture
  • Place balls on pan 2-3 inches apart and slightly flatten with hand
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes
  • Enjoy!
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