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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Snickerdoodles~My Way

It's been a busy day, which is why I collapsed around three after making a cup of chamomile tea and grabbing two Snickerdoodles. I love those old standards and have, through trial and error, come up with a recipe that is a modification of a number of Snickerdoodle recipes, which I find easier, more healthful, and just as yummy. The recipe is given here so that you may copy and paste or you may simply click on the link for an easy print. 

The changes I've made are using butter (no shortening) and less butter than some recipes call for. I also melt the butter, which means that I don't have to wait for butter to arrive at room temperature and I don't have to bother with the whip the sugar and butter until fluffy bit. Life's too short for all those extra steps.☺ Sugar and cinnamon ratios are much different as well because we prefer less cinnamon.

Vee's Snickerdoodles
* 1 ½ sticks melted butter
* 1 ½ cups white sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 3 tablespoons white sugar
* 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Allow eggs to come to room temperature.  Mix dry ingredients and use whisk to combine. (If using salted butter, do not add more salt.) Melt butter in microwave or on stovetop, add butter slowly to dry ingredients, add eggs, add vanilla. Mix with mixer until well incorporated. Using a cookie scoop, drop formed balls into the mixture of white sugar and cinnamon. This ratio of sugar to cinnamon can be modified to your family's preferences. Ours prefers less cinnamon than normal for digestive purposes.
Bake 9 mins in a 400° oven
Allow to cool three to five minutes on the pan and then remove to a rack. Yield: 36 cookies 
*Printable Recipe*

Now I'm off to read a cozy...this little murder mystery, which is a long way from my usual reads. I just want to read something light and easy to leave.

~by Maggie Sefton~

It may be that I chose this one for the colors alone!

I do plan to get back on my usual track by morning.

A delightful evening to you!


  1. I think I need to try your modified version of Snickerdoodles! I just bought a new to me cozy mystery book, too, As the Pig Turns. It's about a murder in a small Cotswold town. My Country Romance Branch book is finally going to be shipped from Amazon (I ordered it before we left for England) and I'll have to have some tea and cookies when I finally break it open. Hope your feet are up and you are relaxing...

  2. When you've a had a long day you deserve to put your feet up with a nice cup of tea, some delicious cookies and a little light reading. enjoy. I made some chocolate chip cookies and I intend to indulge in some nice melty warm ones very shortly :)>

  3. I'm glad someone else takes 2 or 3 recipes for a certain thing and comes up with their own version. I often do this - take the best of all of them and combine. I haven't baked for a while so my cookie jar is empty. Looks like a sweet little book you're going to put your feet up with, enjoy.

  4. Thank you so much for this recipe. I hope you enjoy the book. Have a restful night.

  5. Snickerdoodles are my middle sons favorite cookie. I don't think he gets them much anymore!
    I've tried to find a cute knitting series for my MIL, but the ones I've found always seem to have something that might offend this nearly 80 year old lady. Please let me know what you think of this one.

  6. That is is a nice colorful book. Hope it's a good read too.
    The cookies look so good especially next to that lovely cup and saucer. Very pretty.

  7. Sometimes it's nice to get off-track a bit. It seems you've found a very nice way to relax after a busy day. Those cookies look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I've banned shortening from my kitchen for over a year now.

  8. My sweet son baked us snickerdoodles yesterday!
    I enjoy cozy mystery books! :)


  9. Yes those cookies look delicious. Would be great with the cup of tea I am having right now.
    I don't think I have read a mystery novel since my Nancy Drew days .lol

  10. Yummy! Snickerdoodles are a favorite cookie in our house. Thanks for sharing you recipe.


  11. I didn't hear about Snickerdoodles until well into adulthood. I was so taken by the whimsy of the name that I was disappointed by the taste of the cookies and never tried them again. But perhaps this will be the time to attempt it again, knowing that it's just a plain cookie with cinnamon sugar.
    Cozy mysteries are the kinds I like to read. Sometimes I just need something light and fluffy. Enjoy your evening.

  12. Sounds like a perfect evening, Vee, Snickerdoodles a favorite with us!, thanks for the recipe! Loved the photo of the boys running, priceless!!

  13. Now I know what kind of cookies I'm going to bake tomorrow! Thanks for the suggestion Vee. The book looks good too. ;)

  14. Vee- I am NOT kidding when I say my mouth is watering as I read that recipe. I think it might be fun to make these with the grandgirls tomorrow- I never had these until a few years ago-xo Diana

  15. The recipe looks interesting with your adaptations, and the book cover would draw me in as well. Nice of you to put BJ's whereabouts on your sider.

  16. I love snickerdoodles too. I like the idea of melting the butter. It would save some time. Thank you for the tip.

  17. I don't make too many cookies and I've never made Snickerdoodles! I made pumpkin scones today when I needed to take a break and watched an episode of Gilmore Girls.

  18. Anytime butter is substituted for shortening, I'm all for it! Your picture previews a lovely evening...tea and cookies along with a charming brown transferware cup and saucer...and a bit of light reading. Delightful!

  19. Your cookies look amazing! I'll have to give them a try!

  20. I haven't had any cookies in quite some time, but Snickerdoodles sound just wonderful right now...oh, and in my humble opinion, butter just MAKES the cookie! Book sounds good too...

  21. Hi Vee!

    I love Snickerdoodles - and your recipe looks delicious! And, thank you for doing a printable version...I really need to learn about that gadget!

    Light reads are my favorite right now - seems like my days are just so full right now!


  22. Your cookies look marvelous, and I love the tea cup. Perfect weather to bake, and curl up with a book. xo

  23. I LOVE Snickerdoodles!!! Thank you for the recipe! I have been reading a 'light' book - by John Grisham of all people. He wrote 'Playing for Pizza' - a light novel about a football playing playing in Italy. I am waiting for a book I bought on eBay by Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty. That will be our next 'read aloud' book.
    Reading and a cup of tea! Perfect combination!!

  24. Those snickerdoodles are just beautiful! I must try your recipe. Thank you for posting it! My most favorite cookie!

  25. I love snickerdoodles and I can't wait to try your recipe, it sounds delicious :)

    Have a great week,

  26. That's new to me Vee - never heard of Snickerdoodles in my neck of the woods - I'll give them a go!
    One of our fave biscuits/cookies here is called Hokey Pokey Biscuits - I'll be making a natch at the weekend which I'll try to remember to photograph - then I'll post the recipe!

    That book cover appeals to me too - love anything with a recipe!

  27. Snickerdoodles are my favorite! I have an easy recipe too, but I use coconut oil. I love the melted butter and am going to try your recipe today!

    That tea and cookies photo makes me wish I had some made right now!


  28. Mmm.... my family and I LOVE snickerdoodles....maybe I will make some for the weekend :) Thanks for the inspiration.

  29. Vee, your snickerdoodles look awesome..oh to have one of those with coffee! Even better I'd like to be there with you as we sip and munch:)

  30. Oh Vee, I do love those old classic cookies too! My daughter told me to try five spice powder in the cinnamon and sugar mix (just a little) and it was a nice revelation! Enjoy your mystery and your weekend!

  31. OK. Would you believe that I don't even know what snickerdoodles are? I guess they aren't a classic where I come from! When I get home I must try your recipe.

  32. Sounds like a great evening to me! Snickerdoodles were one of the first recipes I copied down and made myself (I'm sure with help:) back when I was in second grade. I still use the same recipe (although the card has had to be recopied several times), but I may have to give your version a try.

  33. I have got to try this recipe. Snickerdoodles are a favorite!


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