Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sunsets and Cinnamon

I love the cookie scoops. They look like small ice cream scoops. Perfect for making Snicker Doodles - no more rolling out with your hands!

Jonathan arrived just in time to help

Scoop dough out into a bag of cinnamon sugar. 

Shake and place on cookie sheet. 

Bake, cool - a little bit - eat!

The recipe came from Sam's mother, Hazel. This was his favorite cookie until I started baking his new favorites, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies. :D

Snicker Doodles

1 cup butter *
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix shortening and sugar and vanilla.  Add eggs, flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt.  Roll into balls the size of small walnuts. 
Roll in mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon.
Bake at 400 degrees on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8 - 10 minutes.

*The recipe calls for shortening. I do not use shortening or margarine. The butter worked just fine and you know the cookies tasted better!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Bless You!

In church yesterday morning, a lady sneezed. The little 3-year old girl behind me leaned over and said, "Bless you!"