tropical storm baking–snickerdoodles

Tropical Storm Debby is pelting us with rain and wind today, so we’re stuck in the house, most likely all day. Not so much fun. So, we decided to bake cookies.

I was on the phone with my very good friend Julie and she suggested Snickerdoodles, and I knew she had a good recipe because she baked and sent a batch to me while I was on bedrest with Adam and Reid. She baked me a different ‘treat’ each week that I was in the hospital. Every week for 8 weeks she baked on Sunday, mailed it on Monday, and by Wednesday I had a delicious treat to enjoy and share with visitors and nurses. Cookies, pumpkin bread, all kinds of things made the voyage from Michigan to Florida. She’s a very good friend!

I took this opportunity to teach Dorothy how to measure dry ingredients.
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Here’s her recipe:

Snickerdoodles
makes about 3 dozen cookies

3 Cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 sticks butter–unsalted
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

topping
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon

preheat oven to 375

Mix dry ingredients and set aside

In separate bowl cream the butter and sugar, add vanilla and eggs and mix well

Add dry ingredients, and mix until combined

Roll dough into balls and roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture

Bake at 375 for 12-13 minutes. The tops will be dry and cracked.

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