Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Morning Snickerdoodles

Good morning! The girls and I are on our way to visit a retirement home with our Faith Keeper's group. Some of the girls are going to sing songs, play the piano, or recite a poem. Everyone is also bringing a treat to share, so we made snickerdoodles.



1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons white sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and blend well.
4. In a small bowl, stir together the 4 tablespoons of sugar, and the cinnamon. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, then roll in the cinnamon sugar. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet, two inches apart. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass.
5. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown. Cool on wire rack.


Have a wonderful start to your week. I'll be back soon with some Easter decorations.


Elena said...

Wow those look yummy! They are one of my favorite cookies. What a neat activity for your girls to participate in. Blessing to you! Elena

Anonymous said...

Snickerdoodles! Look delicious!

Ali @ A Cosy Life

Heather said...

have fun! the cookies look yummy!

The Raggedy Girl said...

This is my second favorite cookie and a great kid's cookie because it is not messy, thanks for sharing this recipe.

Have a Marvelous Monday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Mary Anne said...

Those look yummy;-) What a wonderful thing you and your girls are doing in visiting a retirement home. Our homeschool group does this sometimes and the residents are always so thrilled to see all of the kids. You can tell that it really lifts their spirits.

Have a good time;-)


Mary Anne

Jane said...

That is good for you to take your children to the nursing home. I think it is good for kids to relate to the older people. That way they're not just learning to related to peers but they know how to communicate with various people. We sing and have services at our local rest home once a week. We enjoy it. We make corsages for all the women for Mother's Day. We always try to do something different each year and as cheap and simple as possible since there are 50 to 60 of them. Last year Julie did cards instead. I would like to make a quilt fabric flower. Can you think of a simple pattern I could go by?

Sharri said...

They look great!
Better still is the investment you're making in taking the girls to the nursing home!

TJ said...

What a wonderful thing for the girls to do! I have so many memories of visiting nursing and retirement homes.

But it is far too tempting to pregnant ladies to post cookie photos in the morning. :)

Have a wonderfu; day!

Jennifer said...

Snickerdoodles are my favorite!! Plain and simple yumminess :)

LBP said...

Yum! I love snickerdoodles!



Julie said...

I lOOOVE snickerdoodles, and I haven't made some in a while. I should do that. Have a great day. Julie

Adrienne said...

Oh how I love snickerdoodles! I think I can taste yours! ~Adrienne~

Susan B said...

Yum!! I love snickerdoodles!! (Gotta love the name!) These look delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I hope things went well at the retirement home. It's a wonderful thing for your girls to do. I'm sure the residents greatly appreciate it.

Michelle said...

One of my favorite cookies! Yours look so perfect. :)

Laurie said...

These are my daughter's favorite cookies. In my family recipe book I have them written down as "Jennie's Snickerdoodles"
SO good with a cup of tea!

Linda C said...

Thanks for the snickerdoodle recipe! I've been in the mood to bake today--rainy/cloudy here. These are just the thing!:)

My husband is such a chocolate chip cookie guy- may have to throw in a batch of those for him. He deserves them!:)

Have a blessed week, Kelli!

Linda C

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! I bet when you and the girls got home from your visit to the seniors you had a feeling of being greatly blessed. Next time you go you should take Daisy....if possible. The people in the homes love to pet the dogs.

The cookies look delicious. I know they were a hit.

Can't wait to see your Eater decorations. Love, Debbi

Linda said...

Snickerdoodles are my, love, love them!

Anonymous said...

I have a recipe very similar to this and they are just yummy! :) Yours look great!

Christine said...

Wonderful treat and wonderful idea! You are such a good mom! =O)

Alice said...

oooh! snickerdoodles are incredible - yummo!

Anonymous said...

Love those, and haven't made them in ages.

Charity said...

Yum! One of my absolute favorite cookies. :)

Erika Rodriguez said...

Humm look delicious! ; o)
I'll try the recipe!

Erika, from Brasil

Unknown said...

I haven't had Snickerdoodles in years. Must try them again.

GranthamLynn said...

Oh how sweet. I so wish I could have homeschooled my kids. How neat to show God's love this way. Thanks so much for sharing.
I am having cable/internet problems I never know if I can get online so once again it is hit n miss posting and visitin'. Do come by anyway you always bless. Off now to see if I can see some Show n Tell's. Have a Blessed week.
p.s. How's Daisy? I bet she is in some of those spring decoration photo's.

Denise said...

Those look so yummy! I don't bake, but I love homemade cookies!

Have a great day, Denise

Anonymous said...

wow, a nice easy recipe for a lovely looking cookie! Thank you, Kelli!

American Homemaker said...

Those are my hubby's fave cookies and for some reason I just never make them. I think it's the extra time it takes to dip them in sugar or something... or I'm just lazy and only make quick and easy recipes :)

Joyce said...

I love snickerdoodles and I wish I had one of your cookies right now. How sweet that your girls take the time to bring some sunshine to someone in a retirement home. You should be so proud of those girls.

Jen said...

How nice of you. I love snickerdoodles.....such a nice gesture.

The Parson's Wife said...

I blogged my snickerdoodles after you... since your pictures made me want to treat our family with this cookie! They all thank you! (linked you in my blog too) Bless your week.

Mommy said...

I used to do that with our old church. It was such a blessing to be a blessing!

I know our church now has a nursing home ministry but it's at night time, around supper. I probably should try to go.

Those Snickerdooles look yummy. They were one of the first cookies I learned to bake.

Kelly @ Wisdom Begun said...

These look so yummy, we are going to try them today!

Thanks for the recipe, Kelli.


Tina Leigh said...

Well I just licked the screen...sorry to say those cokkies just dont have much taste Kelli! Dog gone they look good!!