It’s been a little hectic around my house lately, but I wanted to take the time to wish all of you a wonderful holiday weekend! Here is hoping your Independence Day celebration includes lots of great food, relaxing with family and friends, and good fireworks!  I know I can’t wait for my family’s cookout. I think in addition to red, white, and blue M&M cookies, I’m going to bake some Yankee Doodles, psst… they are just Snickerdoodles with sprinkles, and I’m going to watch the next installment of Stranger Things! Whatever ya’ll do to celebrate our Independence Day, I hope you have a great time and stay safe!

Happy 4th, from the Langley household!


Yankee Doodles


  • 1 & 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2  & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • red, white, and blue sprinkles



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat 1 1/2 cups white sugar, butter, and eggs together until smooth. Mix in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.

Mix 2 tablespoons white sugar, 2 tbsp of sprinkles and 2 tsp of cinnamon together in a bowl. (Feel free to add more sprinkles if you so desire).

Form dough into balls and roll in the sprinkle/cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place balls, on baking sheet.

Bake for 7-10 minutes.