It's almost the weekend ... Thank the Lord! Saturday is usually the day my husband and I have our date night (sometimes we stay in, other times we get out). Not gonna happen this weekend I'm afraid. This Saturday will be extremely busy ... it will be on the verge of chaos. Moving day - a necessary evil. We need the space in the new house, but it's just getting all our stuff there! There's the sorting ... the packing ... the unpacking ... the resorting ... finding new homes for all your "stuff" ... this is the time I wish I could be like Samantha on "Bewitched" ... just wiggle my nose, and poof!, it's all done. A girl can wish, right?!?
After this weekend, I may need something to help me smile ...
Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies ... the name alone makes me smile! These little gems are nice and soft ... reminiscent of a sugar cookie ... but a little bit spunkier! I love the smell as they bake - apparently, so do my children :)
yields approximately 48 cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. baking soda
3 slightly heaping tbsp. white sugar
3-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cream together butter, shortening, 1-1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour, vinegar and baking soda. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
Mix the 3 tbsp. sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Rolls balls of dough in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake exactly 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.