Monday, November 17, 2008


Have you heard of them? A lot of folks from the south haven't. I was born in Michigan and lived there until I was 11. I can't fully remember how I learned about them, but when I try really hard I get a strong feeling I learned about them in Brownies.

Well, I made Snickerdoodles this morning...I ate them for breakfast and lunch. In case anyone wonders how I keep my girlish figure, I eat dessert first. I eat less food that way.

Snickerdoodles are like a soft, buttery sugar cookie that is rolled in cinnamon and sugar before baking. Here's the recipe:

2 3/4 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temp.

1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. With an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy (about 3 min.) Mix in eggs. Gradually mix in flour. Stir only until all the flour is incorporated.

2. Stir together cinnamon and remaining sugar in a shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1" balls and roll in cinnamon sugar. Space 2" apart on parchment lined baking sheet.

3. Bake cookies 7-9 minutes - until edges are beginning to brown.

*This recipe adapted from "Martha Stewart's Cookies"


Tiffany said...

What? No chocolate? Is there such a thing as chocolate snickerdoodles?

Sue said...

Not sure, but I have a very strong aversion to the combination of chocolate and cinnamon, so if there is such a thing, I'm. not. interested. I guess I have no mexican ancestry.