The pickle man

Monday, July 11, 2011

Snickerdoodles (and cooking with GIRLS!)

Can you believe it?  I got to cook with GIRLS today!  Dressed in pink and everything J 

My oldest son was at a reading camp for the morning (yes, I’m aware I am preparing him for a lifetime of nerd-hood), and a friend asked if I could watch her girls for the morning while she finished some last minute moving chores.   She promised to return the favor when I am in a similar situation in the future.

I jumped at the chance!  I mean, I love being a boy mom, but yea!  Girlie time! 

Of course, there is not one doll or little hair accessory in my house.  Sigh. 

So, first, we played in the dirt.

They discovered all of my son’s trucks, tractors, and trains (and loved them all).

And then, we baked cookies.

Snickerdoodles, to be exact, because it was the first recipe I came across that involved rolling the dough.

These made a crunchier, thinner cookie than I was looking for… but they were still tasty!

Recipe, adapted from Smitten Kitchen

2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

To roll:
2 Tbs cinnamon
2-3 Tbs sugar

Preheat the oven to 400. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. 

In a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until well combined.  Add the eggs and mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until just combined.

In a separate bowl (or 2, if you have 2 helpers), mix the sugar and cinnamon.

With an ice cream scooper, scoop out balls of dough.  Drop them into the cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Roll until coated on all sides.  Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly brown on the outside edges.

Perfect for enjoying while watching Cinderella – or the girl movie of your choice!

1 comment:

  1. Try the recipe from River Road #1 - Snickerdoodles were the first things I ever baked by myself. ChaCha