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January 10, 2011

Snickerdoodles

These are some of my favorite cookies. Come to think about it, I have a lot of favorite cookies. Molasses Crinkles, Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Ginger Molasses, et cetera and so on.

But THESE. These are cinnamon-sugar good. The consistency of cake and the outer crunch of cinnamon sugar. Oh, man.

Snickerdoodles.

Snickerdoodles
Inspired by Smitten Kitchen

2 3/4 c A-P flour
2 t cream of tartar
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
16 T (or 2 sticks) butter
1 3/4 c sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 c sugar
2 T ground cinnamon

Sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together.

Cream sugar and butter. Beat until fluffy, which will take about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and add the eggs; beat to combine.

Add the dry ingredients in three installments, beating well each time.

Let the dough chill for at least an hour or overnight.

Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix together cinnamon and sugar.

Roll the dough into balls 1 inch in diameter.

Place cookies on cookie sheet two inches apart, and bake until the tops begin to crack, about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, rotate the cookie sheet.

Let the cookies cool on a rack before enjoying.

 

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January 10, 2011

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are incredible. Fudgy, chocolately, good.

My family calls them Doodoo Cookies. And, yes, that’s terrible. But it’s fun, and these are my brother’s favorite.

No Bake! Delicious! Simple!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
2 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1/2 c (or 1 stick) butter
4 T cocoa
1/2 c crunchy peanut buter
3 c oatmeal
1 t vanilla


Boil sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa together.

Let it boil, rolling, for 1 1/2 minutes.

Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, oats, and vanilla.

Drop cookie-sized dollops onto wax paper. And refrigerate until hardened.

January 10, 2011

Review

At the end of the year, a lot happened. A lot.

Successes in baking::

Cookies for Christmas.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Snickerdoodles

Successes in craftery::

Felt Flowers.

I’ve also had some failures::

Ugh. I worked so hard on these!!! I froze the butter, made the dough, formed the dough into a ball, refrigerated it for a long time, formed into crackers, refrigerated it for longer, and finally got to bake them. Then. THEN baked them too long. Ugh. What a mess.

 

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