Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Snickerdoodles

Hi! Well, Im am almost ready for Christmas!  I've got most of Ty's presents and have sent out cards to my family in Australia (our international gift exchange has fizzled after 7 years way from home...but it saves on shipping and I will get a good skype session in with them all which is really what it is all about- family time!)

Miss Ellie isnt sure what to think of her new hat

Ty has a paramedic shift on Christmas eve but at least I get to spend Christmas day with him! I'm going to miss him though.

My handsome man

 I decided to bake him some holiday cookies to take to the station, and snickerdoodles are his favorite!

all wrapped up and ready to go

 I made them festive with red and green sugar from Walmart.

                                                                All-Butter  Christmas Snickerdoodles
Recipe from

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, unsalted and slightly softened (or Earthbalance, if vegan)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs (or egg replacer if vegan)
3 Tablespoons sugar, for rolling
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon, for rolling

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone liner. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt until well combined. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until fluffy and well mixed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the eggs, beating until mixture is smooth and well-combined. Add the dry ingredients incrementally and stir until just combined.

Mix the additional sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl or on a steep-sided plate. Form the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat completely. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. (Tip: To make the rolling process easier and less messy, return dough, tightly covered with plastic wrap, to the refrigerator between batches.)

Bake until the edges of the cookies just begin to set, about 8-10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool briefly on the baking sheet before transferring to a clean counter top or wire rack to cool.

He took them to the fire station and they VANISHED, they were really popular!
The special little box I made for his boss

 Its 80 degrees and sunny today so here is a little Florida greeting card I made for you, my lovely readers:

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