This was my daughter’s first full weekend at college. In other words, it was my first full weekend without my daughter at home.  I missed her like crazy.  I managed to get a care package off to her, which included a batch of Snickerdoodles, a cookie we’ve enjoyed making together.  These are easy and hold up well during shipping (so I’m told), and are also nice to tuck in a lunchbox.  The recipe is adapted from the one in Martha Stewart’s Cookies cookbook.  Comfort.  And joy.

Recipe type: Cookies
  • 2-3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, + ¼ cup for rolling cookies in
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, beat together butter and 1-1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Stir in flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ¼ cup sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon. Roll dough into 1-1/2" balls and roll each in cinnamon sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets approximately 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake until golden brown, approximately 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool briefly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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 Ready to rock and rolled

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 Mmmmmm — cinnamon-y

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What a great way to say “I care.”

2 thoughts on “SNICKERDOODLES

  1. My heart goes out to you. I know exactly how you feel. You’ll have to plan a “business” trip soon so you can take her to lunch and a quick spin through Forever 21. That will make you both feel better. Until then, have a couple of these great looking cookies. Love snickerdoodles. Have you tried America’s Test Kitchen’s recipe? It is great too.

    • I haven’t tried the recipe from America’s Test Kitchen, but will check out next time. Their recipes are always great. And I’ve already told my bosses to count me in on any travel in the vicinity!

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