Monday, December 10, 2007


So, it has been forever since I posted a blog. I have no idea why I thought it was a good idea to start a blog so close to finals. I've been so busy I've barely had time to make a decent dinner, let alone anything blog-worthy. But I did manage to make cookies a few days ago. This is a recipe out of the pink plaid edition of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that D got me for my birthday last year. I had never made this recipe before and am always hunting for a great snickerdoodle recipe, and this one definitely fit the bill. I think you will love them. But a piece of advice, you might want to double the recipe. I had to make a second batch the same day because they were so good. Enjoy!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Makes about 36 cookies
Prep: 25 minutes

Chill: 1 hour

Bake: 10 to 11 minutes per batch

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
2. In a small mixing bowl combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 36 cookies.

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