Thursday, February 21, 2013


This week we had some very precious visitors, our Granddaughters Abby and Olivia who stopped in for a few days on their way to Chicago and a long anticipated trip to the American Girl Place.  Being a Grandmother is one of my favorite things and when the kids are here we try to make as many memories as we can.  One of our favorite things to do is make cookies, and one of the first things the girls asked when they got here is if we could make Snickerdoodles which are a family favorite.  I too remember making cookies with my Grandma when she would come to visit, her specialty was Sugar Cookies and I will post her prize winning recipe in a future post.  This recipe is adapted from one in an old Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Cookies Cook Book.  First thing you need to do is make sure you push a chair up to the counter so your helpers can help with the ingredients, I use my KitchenAid mixer which makes mixing the dough a very simple task. Here is the recipe:


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

Abby's job is to turn on the mixer at low speed for a few minutes until everything is mixed up real good, then comes the fun part, rolling the dough into one inch balls.  Next you mix the following in a small bowl,
1/2 sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Roll the balls in this mixture and flatten slightly on a greased cookie pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.  I hope you enjoy this recipe and use it to make some memories!

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