Today was my turn to provide cookies for our Good News kids. This is a community after-school gathering of elementary kids on Wednesdays where we sing, learn, pray and EAT!!
I could not decided what to make tho. I had sugar cookie dough in the freezer and that would be easy but not so quick. By the time you bake and decorate, it can take a while…especially when you are a person who tends to fuss over details but not mentioning any names.
Thought of my favorite cookie and immediately came up with Snicker Doodles! But…not Christmasish at all.
BUT wait!! You roll the balls of dough in sugar and cinnamon. WHY NOT use colored sugars?!! And it just so happened that I had red and green sugar left over from last year. Yay!
Although I’m pretty sure that the entire world has the recipe for Snicker Doodles, I’m going to include it anyway. Just in case. You never know when a new bride who has never boiled water might want to impress her new in-laws with cookies. Go with me on this…and as usual, I always double this!
2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup Crisco (butter flavored is best)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
In mixer, cream sugar and Crisco till fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add cream of tartar, salt and soda and mix well. Slowly add flour with mixer at a low speed.
Chill. (or not…sometimes I just stick the whole bowl in the freezer for a quick chill)
Roll into balls slightly smaller than golf balls. I like big cookies! You know man sized ones that light up Big Boss’s face.
Place about 1/2 cup sugar/colored sugar in a cereal bowl and add 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir till blended.
Roll one ball at a time in the sugar mixture, pressing in slightly to set the sugar into the dough.
Place colored balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. I place a dozen on one sheet which is 14″ X 15 1/2″.
Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes. Watch them closely the first time…you want the bottoms barely browned. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight sack or plastic container. These also freeze well.
I like these crispy AND soft. Go with whatever rocks your boat! And ENJOY!