Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 12: Snickerdoodles!

My, my, it's been a long day. Snow has hit the Midwest hard, and of course it had to happen on the day I had to drive back to the Bean Town.


Stay tuned for the recipe!
I left pretty early this morning, to try to stay ahead of the storm. The worst part of the drive was not the snow falling, but the wind! The wind was blowing the snow so much that I could hardly see at some points. However, I arrived safely, and it actually didn't take much longer than the usual drive. 


I indulged in my first peppermint mocha of the season today on my drive. In a red Starbucks Christmas cup and all! It was so tasty.


Mine didn't quite look like this, but you get the idea.



Anyways, when I got back to the Bean Town, I ran a couple errands, cooked dinner, and helped my Business Man at the office for awhile. I was not in the mood to bake an extensive and elaborate cookie, so I went for the simple classic Snickerdoodle.




These cookies remind me of Christmas, because of the cinnamon-spice scent that will fill up your house. (Or apartment, in our case.) I used Ceylon Cinnamon from Penzey's Spices, and I think it put the cookies over-the-top. So good! I just love everything from that company.


These are crisp on the outside, but soft in the middle, which is exactly how I like my Snickerdoodles. They make the perfect bedtime snack, just a little sweet treat before you go into dreamland. 



I imagine they would go great with a glass of egg nog, but I actually don't like egg nog. I actually stumbled across a few recipes for "Egg Nog Snickerdoodles," and I'm curious what they would be like. My Business Man would probably like them, as he loves egg nog. He and my mom are the only two people in my family that like it, so she always buys a small carton of it around Christmas just for the two of them to enjoy. (Isn't that precious?)


Here's the recipe! Enjoy!





Snickerdoodles


  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  •  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon

Method

Preheat oven to 375*F. In mixing bowl, beat butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Slowly add to the creamed mixture.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls, and then roll to completely cover in cinnamon-sugar. Bake in preheated oven 10-12 minutes, just until set. Let cool for 1-2 minutes on pack, them remove to wire rack.



P.S. Just found out we have a 2-hour delay already for school tomorrow!! Maybe it will turn into the first SNOW DAY?!?!?!


P.P.S. I will recap the Home Tour tomorrow! I promise!!

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