Friday, January 30, 2009


I think one of the nicest things a mother can do for her kids is to serve something hot from the oven when they come home from school. One of Sally's favorite snacks is Snickerdoodles which, to make snacktime healthy, I serve with a nice, cold glass of homogenized milk. I use the recipe on pg. 189 of Betty Crocker:

Mix together thoroughly...
1 C soft shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs

Sift together and stir in...
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Chill dough. Roll into balls the size of small walnuts. Roll in mixture of 2 TB sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Place about 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned...but still soft. (These cookies puff up at first...then flatten out with crinkled tops.)

Bake 8 to 10 min. at 400. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
Delicious with Kool-Aid and adult beverages, too!