All the stockings were hung by the kitchen with care…..

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?

here goes….

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
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!

Thanks, Breezy!!!

….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…



  1. oh my poor stocking.. likes to turn its back on people i suppose. lol. anyways.. love snickerdoodles! those and oatmeal raisin are my fav! and i promise to make sure we are safe and that i call you every hour on the hour to update you! seeeeee youuuu sooon! ps.. check out the video of kalli i put on my facebook.. you will be rotfl.. end of story 🙂


  2. I saw the video of both pups. priceless…xooox PLEASE drive safely … it's not an easy drive……. Unique stockings rock.. it means that we stand out in the crowd.. a very good thing..oxooox. can't wait to see you!!


  3. Shelley, Remember when you used to call me a {@$%}, and I told you to wait until you had kids? Well, it's not so bad being a {@#$} is it? LOLLove ya!!


  4. yes, mom… I am worried 😉


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