Monday, March 29, 2010


It was a red-letter day in my household on Saturday. My soon-to-be stepson actually requested to bake something, then picked out the recipe himself. Maybe there's hope for him yet.

We made snickerdoodles, which, despite the funny name, are pretty awesome cookies. Sort of like a soft, vanilla-y, cinnamon-y sugar cookie. I have this old Betty Crocker Junior cookbook from my childhood, which is horribly 70s--everyone in the cookbook is dressed in orange jumpers and makes things like "Jello Fruit Salad" and "Pigs in a Blanket" using canned biscuit dough. But it has a couple of gems in it, including this one.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened 
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla 
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt 
Cream the sugar and butter, and then add the vanilla and egg. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to the butter mixture. Shape the dough into small balls, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (I used parchment paper). Mix additional sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the top of the cookies. Bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the sheet immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Must be in his genes! His dad and Aunt Amy loved those when they were kids too! Tell Holden we want him to bake us some when we get to Virginia!!!! Hugs to all! Dianna/MO Mom/Grandma