Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I'll snicker your doodle!

Days off are good.

Days off you get to spend with your kids are good.

Days off where you also get to spend part of the day with your mom? Really good.

Columbus Day was a day off of school for my kids. The teachers had an in-service - so no class for them, so I took the day off. So we convinced my mom to come out to play for the morning. We went shopping to Sam's Club (we bought each other the same thing as a Christmas gift - shhh it's a secret - ok not really), drew pictures, traced hands, and sang songs. We also baked cookies.

Snickerdoodles are one of those things I've been wanting to bake for a long time and just hadn't gotten around to doing. We made it happen! Bronwyn was my official ball roller and cinnamon sugar coater. She rolled each dough ball to make it nice and round, then rolled it in the cinnamon and sugar. She made sure to arrange them just so on the cookie sheets. We watched them puff up in the oven and make the house smell so wonderful.

For the first time in ever... the girl found a cookie she will eat!! Wait, what? Bronwyn eating something she baked? Unheard of! We all ate them too - very yummy cookies!

We ended the morning with my dad coming - always a hit when "Papa" comes over. Nicholas can't get enough of Grandpa.

Looking forward to our next day off fill with fun and laughter.


What you need!
1 cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 egg, plus 1 yolk
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
½ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2¾ cup flour

Cinnamon Sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon

What to do!
Preheat oven to 325°
Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper, set aside.
In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. With mixer on medium speed add in egg, yolk and vanilla and beat for another minute, scraping the sides as necessary.
Turn mixer to medium low and mix in baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and 1 tsp cinnamon. Mix for 30 seconds, scraping sides as necessary.
Turn mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until just combined.
In a separate small bowl make your Cinnamon Sugar by mixing together cinnamon and sugar, stirring until evenly combined.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, measure out about 2 Tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Then roll each cookie dough ball into the Cinnamon Sugar mixture.
Place on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, turning cookie sheet halfway through baking.

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