Monday, December 8, 2008


If the first and best way to get into the Christmas spirit is service, then making cookies is a shoe in for second place. Of course that is coming from a true "cookie monster". I love cookies. They are my number one comfort food and I turn to them frequently these days. When I went into labor with all my kids I always made a batch of oatmeal cookies. My thinking was that the kids and hubby would have a somewhat healthy snack for a few days until I was back up and around. I don't know why buying a box of granola bars never really entered my mind!

These cookies have a history. I learned to cook when I was nine years old. My mother put me into 4H and there I learned to cook and sew. The first thing I ever cooked was this cookie, snickerdoodles. They bring back fond memories and they are fun to make with the kids. I just have to relax and not worry about them being symetrical!

2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter
4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. almond flavoring

Mix everything into a stiff dough. Roll into balls.
Roll in a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1Tbls. of cinamon.
Place on a cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees until lightly browned.
Cool on a paper towel and enjoy!

They passed this test for sure! She was a little disappointed though because when she saw me put them on the pretty plate and get the milk she thought it was for Santa! Soon enough.


Tracy P. said...

Oh yummy! Thanks for joining in the fun!

The Arthur Clan said...

I just wanted to stop by to thank you for visiting my blog today as part of BATW. It's been incredible to meet so many people from around the world all in one day!

And wow ~ did you cookies ever look yum! I've seen so many cookie recipes online today that I think I've gained 10 pounds just from looking. :)

Book Lover Lisa said...

snickerdoodles are a favorite for us here, also. it surprises me how many people have never heard of them, but once they have them they are hooked. cookies are one of my favorite things, but i have stopped making them. it is just too easy to eat a dozen or so.