Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Snickerdoodles . . . oh my!

I've been baking A LOT lately.  I love, love, love baking!  My girls love to help as well, which is really fun (although definitely messier and a bit slower).  Pinterest, my latest "time suck," has actually been a great inspiration for me experimenting with a lot of recipes.  I've tried making a chocolate cake claiming to be the best (and it was, imho).  I've also been experimenting with a lot of healthier recipes, which is exciting and fun.

Yesterday, however, my kitchen was filled with the amazing aroma of cookies:  snickerdoodles.  Not healthy, but our basketball teams love the cookies I make.  I'm thankful I have an outlet to to give away my baked goods so I don't get too fat!!!

Some of you asked for the recipe after seeing my post on Facebook.  When Bug was born almost 3 years ago, some church friends brought some cookies to me and the snickerdoodles were the best I had ever had.  I was so grateful that they shared this recipe with me.  I hope it's okay that I'm passing it on. 

with compliments to Mary Hines

1 1/2 c. sugar, granulated
1 c. margarine or butter, softened
2 eggs
2 3/4 all purpose flour
2 t. cream of tartar
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 t. cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix 1 1/2 c. of sugar, butter & eggs.  Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.  Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls.  Mix 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon:  roll balls in mixture to coat.  Place about 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  bake until set 8-10 minutes.  (My note:  don't over bake--I look for them just to start cracking on top).  Immediately remove the cookie sheet onto cooling rack.  Makes about 6 dozen.


  1. We Love snickerdoodles. Definitely trying these tomorrow. Thanks!

  2. You impress me: baking and sewing. You love it and are good at it. I hate it and am bad at it. Interesting.