Snickerdoodles

September 2, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Posted in Dessert | 14 Comments
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I’m a full time working mom and am still enjoying my baking!  Okay, maybe the blogging has dropped off a bit, and exercising…but I’m doing my best.  And I don’t even know how to “do better” at the moment.  All I know is one day at a time.

So today I managed to work a full day, relish my kids’ first day of kindergarten, get them to soccer practice, and still have time to make cookies!  (Yes, I have a great hubby who helps out a lot).

Snickerdoodles (because kids should have milk and cookies waiting for them at home, right M?)

  • 1/2 cup butter at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

In a mixing bowl beat butter until creamy.  Add about half of the flour, the 1 cup of sugar, the egg, vanilla, baking soda, and cream of tartar.  Beat until combined.  Beat in remaining flour.  Scoop batter onto plastic wrap.  Shape into a long log.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.  Cut pieces.  Roll pieces into circles.  Combine the 2 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon.  Roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  Makes about 2 dozen.

From Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook c. 1989

Today I slipped a little note card into their lunchboxes.  Tomorrow my kids will have some homemade cookies.  I’d say that’s doing better!

Here’s a photo from this morning.  I am fortunate to be working at the private school that my kids are attending.  The elementary and secondary students share a campus, so my office is a stones-throw away from the kindergarten wing.

If there is an ideal for me to go back to work full time, this is it.  I am doing teacher support.  It’s my dream job.  I am loving it.

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