Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I usually don't like cranking up the oven during the summer. It makes my house to hot. I tend to stick with no-bake cookies. However, today is the perfect cookie making day. It is only in the mid-sixties and it is perfect for baking! Today I found a great recipe on Pinterest for snickerdoodles. It is over on Loving from the Oven. This is a great recipe, my boys inhaled the first batch before I even got the second one in the oven! I wish that I had doubled the recipe, I will next time!


1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

For rolling:
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on high speed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 300°. In a small bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping. Roll the dough into ball the size of a small walnut. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press it onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat for the remaining cookies. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies may seem undercooked, but will continue to develop after they are removed from the oven. Let them rest for 5 minutes before you remove them to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.