Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Week Two of Christmas Cookies T-I-T's. It's just not Christmas without a month full of goodies. Sorry, I don't plan to help anyone (including myself) keep the holiday pounds off.

These are my kids' favorite cookies to leave out for Santa. I was told yesterday as I made them, that we have to make them again on Christmas Eve. I think Santa is a-okay with that idea.


1/2 c butter (real butter please)
1 c sugar
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c flour

Cream butter and sugar, add baking soda and cream of tartar. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour and mix until combined. Cover and chill 1 hour. (Or if your impatient like me, put in freezer for about 10-15 min.)

Now here is what I think makes my cookies extra yummy (and glue for the hips, but we won't talk about that).

Yep, roll those cookie balls in butter BEFORE you roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. I am a firm believer that butter makes everything taste better. But seriously, the salty butter taste with the sugar, mmmmm, so delish.
So roll dough into balls, then roll in butter and next in sugar/cinnamon mixture. I used about 1/3 c. sugar and 2-3 tsp. cinnamon.
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Don't let them get brown. Cool completely on wire rack.

This recipe is kind of small, it only makes about 20-24 cookies depending on size. I was in a hurry and thought I'd be smart and squeeze all the cookies on one pan.
Yah, learn from my mistakes, don't do that. But funky shaped snickerdoodles taste just as good as round ones. I would know, I just ate 4.


Deanna said...

is it tuesday, already!!! Those look delicioius! Can't wait to make them...maybe I'll do that tomorrowy - wait - today!

Trish said...

Oh, I want some! I LOVE snickerdoodles! Oh, I might have to make these today. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Wendy said...

Mmm. I love me some snickerdoodles. There are cookies that you always "go to": Chocolate chip, peanut butter and snickerdoodles.

I'm gonna be thinking about these all day...thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

becky ward said...

all snickerdoodles are created equal...i believe! i am SO Making these today. YUMMY!

Tamie said...

y'know i only like snickerdoodles when they are soft...which is a challenge to come by considering that they are supposed to be a crunchy cookie...but those look delish---too bad i just made CC cookies...next round: snickerdoodles!

Camille said...

Mmmm! I will be trying the butter thing!

Anna said...

I love snickerdoodles, hint! Emily rolls her's in butter, too. Mom

Allisyn said...

I love snickerdoodles.. but never knew about rolling them in butter.. no Try~It~Tuesday on my blog this week, I am up to my eye balls in ordering new countertops and flooring.

Jennifer P. said...

The fact that Snickerdoodles don't have chocolate in them, somehow trick me into thinking I can eat 4 or 5 (or 6). Evil Snickerdoodles :)!

Jewelle said...

Candy Cane Cookies

Can't wait to try these Snickerdoodles. When I look at the picture, they remind me of the ones Great Harvest makes. Yum!

Miki said...

lol.....Megan just walked up beside me and said, "are those chicken nuggets?"


I love Snickerdoodles....dang butter.

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie. Love 'em. But make them myself? Never done it. Sam's has some fabulous ones. And I can get the break and bake ones - I actually prefer Kroger store brand ones. But now that you are sharing a recipe...hmmmmmm...my hips thank you.