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Archive for June 22nd, 2009

Snickerdoodles

I think I should change the name of my blog.  Since we have been pretty busy lately with different projects, I haven’t been much of a cook!  I am going to try to make up a little today with one of my favorite cookie recipes, THE SNICKERDOODLE!  I have no idea how this cookie got its unusual name.  It is nothing like the closely named candy bar with no chocolate in sight!  I had heard of this cookie for years and thought that is must be like the candy bar, but I was very wrong.

A very nice lady in our small town brought my office a basket of these cookies in 2002 and I fell in love!  They are buttery and spicy and delicious!  She was also gracious enough to share her recipe which I am now sharing with you!  Thanks, Miss Evelyn!!!

Snickerdoodles

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

3 tbsp granulated sugar

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

snickerdoodle-ingredients

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  I use a Silpat baking mat, which I highly recommend if you have one.  It is a silicone baking mat that is oven proof and easy to clean.  It is also reusable, so there is less waste.  Mix 3/4 cup sugar with butter until completely combined.

snickerdoodle-cream butter&sugar

Beat in egg and vanilla.  Sift flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar together and add to butter mixture.

snickerdoodle-add eggs

snickerdoodle-sift 

 snickerdoodle-add flour

In a small bowl, combine remaining sugar and cinnamon.  Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and coat with the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

snickerdoodle-coating

snickerdoodle-form ball

  snickerdoodle-cookie ball in coating

snickerdoodle-cookie ball coated 

Place on the lined sheet pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Do not over bake!  Enjoy!

snickerdoodle-ready for oven 

snickerdoodle-finished

 snickerdoodle-individual

I made these for our last Relay for Life bake sale last week.  So far, our little team has raised over $4400!  YAY!  The local Relay for Life is scheduled for this Friday with an 80’s theme.  Our team is the Love Boat Crew and we are hosting “The Newlywed Game” for our activity that night.  There will definitely be photos taken, so please check back!

Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Kerrygold.

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