Friday, December 14, 2007

The Cookie (Recipe) Exchange is Here!

Welcome all you cookie lovers out there! I'm so glad you were able to join me for this little Christmas party. I hope that you enjoy all the great recipes and their stories. As you go around and visit remember to leave a comment (because don't they just make your day?).

If you just happened upon this party feel free to join in and leave a link to your blog post with your recipe and story! Mr. Linky is at the end of this post.

Now let's get down to the good stuff.

Okay, I've got my coffee in hand and I'm going to tell you about my favorite cookie recipe. I love Snickerdoodles. Oh, I know, it's not a traditional Christmas cookie but it does have that one important Christmas ingredient, cinnamon. And that other mysterious and exotic ingredient, Cream of Tartar. I only use that ingredient in these cookies and biscuits.

Snickerdoodles are also the first cookie I remember making with my Mom. This particular recipe is from her 1963 Betty Crocker Good and Easy Cookbook. The cookbook is falling apart now. Mom uses a rubber band to keep it together. But it is so precious because it holds such wonderful memories.

So without further adoo, here is my recipe for Snickerdoodles (okay, it's really Betty Crockers, but you know what I mean).


1 Cup shortening ( I like to do half butter and half shortening)
1 1/2 Cup sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 Cups flour
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degree fahrenheit.

In large mixing bowl cream shortening with sugar. Add eggs.

In seperate bowl mix together dry ingredients (except 3 T sugar and cinnamon). Mix dry ingredients with wet until dough forms.

In shallow bowl mix together 3 Tablespoons sugar and cinnamon.

Now take a teaspoon (as in the kind you stir your tea with) and scoop out a bit of dough. Form this into a ball and roll the ball in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. When cookie sheet is full bake in oven for 8 - 10 minutes. (If you use air bake cookie sheets like I do it takes 11 - 12 minutes.) Remove cookies to rack or paper towels to cool and enjoy! This recipe makes approximately 5 dozen cookies.

Now let's here your stories!

Technical Note: This Mr. Linky may be different from the one you have used on other blogs. I had a hard time using that one so opted for this. Whether you plan on linking a recipe or not go ahead and click on the icon below, there you will find everyone's links. Thank you for your patience!


Anonymous said...

I got my recipe posted. I added my name to Mr. Linky too. I'm in the mood to bake so I'll be back to see what everyone else is up to.

Thanks Cyndy!

Anonymous said...

I posted a recipe and added to Mr Linky as well. This is our cookie baking weekend, so I definitely will be back to see what everyone else posts! Thanks.


Anonymous said...

I was in a rush this morning and forgot to comment about your snickerdoodles.

My husband loves snickerdoodles and I use this same recipe. My MIL likely got it from the same cookbook.


crickl said...

I've already found some keepers! Thank you for hosting this...great idea!

The recipe I posted today is for Peppermint Biscotti (forgot to add the recipe name to the Linky). It is delish! I make it every year!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Cyndy for this fun exchange. I do not have a blog to share a recipe, but I am so glad that you do! I will be making some of these next week.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Cookie Exchange was awesome! You are so creative, I don't see how you do it all. Sorry I couldn't participate, but THANK YOU for posting your Snickerdoodle recipe! I can hardly wait to try it myself, they are one of my favorite cookies too. Keep up the good work with your blogs, I try and check it every day. ~Sam

Cyndy said...

Thank you Sam! It's nice to know that there are actually people out there reading my little meanderings! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas...I don't know how much blogging I'm going to get in over the next couple of weeks but don't give up on me! :)
Blessings, Cyndy

jodi said...

I finally got mine done and posted! Whew!!! Thanks for the Snickerdoodle recipe. I LOVED those as a kid and haven't thought about making them in years!

That makes me sound old, doesn't it?