Some Reservations


Cookie Monday…Post Super Bowl Snickerdoodle

on February 7, 2011

I confess I had way to many wings and way to many ‘pops’ last night to even think about eating today. If it was up to me I would have slept in and probably mixed up another ‘pop’ this morning to stave off any of last nights after effects. However my two year old daughter has no such appreciation for the morning after, she is always up before the sun and ready to go, no matter what physical state you are in. So for today’s Cookie Monday I wanted to do something easy, light and crisp. The snickerdoodle is just that. Easy to make, a relatively light cookie, no heavy chocolate, caramel or nuts. Just a light dough and cinnamon and sugar.

Snickerdoodle from (Link is to the search page for Snickerdoodle, just pick one they are all the same)

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla.

Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.

Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls. You want a good sized cookie to get it crisp and chewy.

Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon.

Roll balls of dough in mixture.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, you want crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Remove immediately from baking sheets and cool on rack.

There it is, super easy, simple flavors, clean and delicious. I am gonna head out for a run and try and shake this post super bowl food and drink hangover.

What do you do to get rid of that ‘I ate entirely to much feeling?’


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