August 25, 2012


I love Saturday mornings! Saturdays are when I get to stay in bed late and snuggle with my boy. First thing this morning, said boy rolls over and says "Can I ask you a serious question?" (The last time he started a conversation that way he asked me to marry him.) Sure, babe whats up? He looks at me and says "can you make me cinnamon sugar cookies?" I just had to laugh. Of course I can make you cinnamon sugar cookies, but I think most people call them snickerdoodles.

 I found the recipe for these at Smitten Kitchen. She has tons of great recipes and amazing photos with all of them.

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons (2 stick or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar, plus more if needed
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, plus more if needed
2 large eggs

Preheat the oven to 400°

Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs, and beat to combine. Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine.
You may want to chill the dough before rolling. I didn't because I simply don't have the patience, but I did stick it in the fridge between batches just to be on the safe side.
Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the ground cinnamon.
Form balls of the dough, and roll in cinnamon sugar.
Place about two inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after five minutes. Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about five minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack. In theory, they can be stored in an airtight container up to one week.

And, as I am wont to do, I played around with the camera in between mixing and rolling.

This is one of my all time favorite gifts. I am not sure what most 21 year olds ask for, for their college graduation, but this one asked for a stand mixer! It may be my very favorite appliance of all time and it has certainly gotten a lot of use over the years. Anyone who bakes anything should really, really make the investment!

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