In the hopes that Jay & Amanda soon would be there…
and my grandpuppies, Bruin & Kalli 🙂
They are leaving Florida tonight, (well in the middle of the night, technically tomorrow, but I will be sleeping, so my plead for thoughts comes now…) for the long drive up here to Massachusetts… I’m a mom and, yes, I’m worried… (sorry guys, It’s not that I don’t trust you *smooch*).. thoughts & prayers are appreciated!
When I was younger, my friend, Sara (or maybe it was her mom?), used to make a cookies called snickerdoodles. I used to think that the name was so funny.. ( c’mon, it is a funny name…) say it out loud!
Now my sister makes them for my cookie exchange every year and my mother-in-law make a version called ‘hollydoodles’.
I think of these three people each and every time that I hear the name *giggle* snickerdoodle!
I’ve never actually made them before.. but every has to start somewhere, right?
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBSP sugar
2TBSP ground cinnamon
once again.. that baking powder makes it way into the picture… we will not be using baking powder in this recipe…. *sigh* or the vanilla hiding… maybe tomorrow, you two….
HEY!! how did Farkle get into the picture?????
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar & butter together; add eggs, 1 at a time, thoroughly mixing each one before adding the next.
Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda & salt.
In small bowl, mix remaining sugar & cinnamon together.
Shape into dough into balls with about 2 tsp of dough per ball. Roll each ball in sugar/ cinnamon mixture & place on parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart; bake for 8-11 minutes.
Ok.. these made my kitchen smell DIVINE!!! Why have I not made these before??
seriously.. look at this cookie
My friend, Breezy has a much simpler recipe, but also quite tasty….
1 box yellow cake mix
6oz of fat free vanilla yogurt
dash of cinnamon
Mix all together, will make a thick dough. Roll into balls(I sprayed my hands to keep it from sticking to my fingers) and arrange on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar and bake for 15 minutes on 350. Makes about 30 cookies.
and if you are weight watchers, as so many of us are… it is quite point -friendly!
….and for some real excitement??? the ‘good’ butter went on sale today… only the best for the upcoming sugar cookies *wink*
did you notice the size of my stocking compared to everyone elses’? Thanks, Mom~ *wink* santa puts all sorts of wonderful things in that big baby……….
oh, and tomorrow.. Fenway will give away a dozen of her favorite new biscuits… She can hardly contain herself…