Sunday, August 14, 2011


I'm taking a detour from my "art" related posts today. I was talking recently to some gals in my pokeno group about cooking, and for me, it's a creative outlet. So, when I got in a creative mood today, (shhhh, I was really just craving something sweet), I decided to document it just for fun.

My daughter took a summer prep course recently, and her teacher made Snicker Doodle Cookies, which she loved. Her teacher shared the recipe, and I made them for the kids art crawl a few weeks ago. They were devoured.

They are easy to make, and the only thing you might not have in your cabinet is cream of tartar. It's a staple in mine now, although for years I never used it.

They are much like a chewy sugar cookie, but with cinnamon sugar on the outside.

We made a little over three dozen with our batch. I don't follow the "one dozen" rule on our cookie sheets. We basically put as many as we can get on a pan.

The only take about 8-10 minutes to cook. Just long enough to catch up reading someone's blog or two.

And the house will smell yummy.

And your helper will make sure to lick the bowl clean

If you decide to try these, come back here and let me know how you liked them.

Here's the recipe
Snicker Doodle Cookies

Preheat the oven to 400.

You will need:
1 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cup suger
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teas. cream of tarar
1 teas. baking soda
1/4 teas. salt
(Coating: 2 tablespoons suger and 2 teasp. cinnamon)

Cream butter. Add sugar and eggs, mixing well. Sift flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Mix into butter mixture. Make balls of dough, roll in coating. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve with a tall glass of milk!


  1. Yum...or, as Rachel Ray would say "yummo"!

  2. You've inspired me to make some.... :D

  3. Thanks L. and Shells. Shell, I hope you do make some! :))