December 1: Snickerdoodles


Happy December!

It was a busy weekend around here. This late Thanksgiving threw me for a curve-ball, but I kinda like going straight into December from Thanksgiving.

I mentioned in another post that I have made Pfefferneuse first every December. Well, that changes in 2013. My dad is about the only living person alive that actually likes Pfefferneuse, and he’s asked me not to make it this year. Seeing as they were so labor intensive and not at all popular, I decided to scrap them entirely. Good thing my parents never decided the same about me.

I made the dough this morning before work, chilling it while I was gone. Mini Me was happy to help me with the mixer.

Seeing this made Hoover seethe with a jealous rage, so I let him try as well. I filmed him because of his rad sound effects.

That’s not the mixer you hear; that’s my Hoover.

After work, I came home and made the cookies, but discovered I was out of cinnamon. So I substituted cayenne pepper.

(Kidding. Just kidding. I sent DH to the store and waited.)

I forgot how much Snickerdoodles spread when you bake them, so this was the result.

I figure it’s scientific…like molecules or something. Cookies can be education and delicious. Just don’t ask me which atomic element these are supposed to represent.

I broke them apart and cooled them. They may not be round, but they are still cookies.

(from Gooseberry Patch Old Fashion Country Cookies)
½ c butter or soft shortening
¾ c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 ¼ c flour
¼ t salt
½ t baking soda
1 t cream of tartar
cinnamon and sugar

Cream shortening (or butter) and sugar. Beat in egg. Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture; stir. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and roll in the cinnamon and sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Cookies made today: 21
Cookie total: 21

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