Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Snickerdoodles


I'm catching up on posts today! :-)  I don't know what has come over me!!!  But, while I am on a roll,  I am going to post one more!  The boys and I made snickerdoodles this afternoon.  As I watched 8 little hands rolling dough in cinnamon and sugar, I remembered that I had written a post about making snickerdoodles with them years ago ~ I mean like years and years ago!!!!  So, I searched my blogger and found it.  I never published it???  I have no idea why!  So, here it is many years late!  Oh, how fun to see my two big boys looking so... well.... LITTLE!!!!! :-)


It rained most of the morning yesterday which meant the grass was wet and the ground was muddy. So, rather than go outside after school, I decided that the boys and I would make cookies together.

Snickerdoodles were a favorite of mine growing up ~which may explain my affinity for Bifferdoodle coffee?? Anyway, I have always loved to bake, and growing up I had only one cookbook. And, this was it. . .

I think that I over the span of my 18 years at home I most likely attempted every recipe in the entire cookbook. But, the one that I kept going back to over and over was. . .

Snickerdoodles! The page is a little yellowed with age, and a good bit thickened by years of being touched by my sticky fingers! I remember realizing one day when I was in 6th grade or so that I had the recipe memorized. I used to love these cookies, but even more importantly my mom always had all of the ingredients on hand. Easy and convenient!


The last time that I made these cookies with the boys had to have been over a year ago, and Joshua was ready, but JCT kept making the wrong sized balls, and he just couldn't grasp the rolling them in sugar without flattening them. I expected to have the same problems this time, but we did not! It was easy, low stress, and they did a great job. In fact, I only made one or two of the cookies. They did most of the work while I supervised and, of course, took a multitude of pictures.

Forming the dough into balls. . .


Rolling the balls in cinnamon and sugar. . .


Having fun doing it together. . .


Joshua thought that it was fun to throw his cookies on the cookie sheet. . .



I love sweet little hands reaching for something homemade!



After we got our cookies and our milk we settled in for reading time...



A word about this book. . . I really like it! It is a sweet tale, and I have already had to choke back tears through an entire chapter! We are nearly finished with it, and I almost hate to see it end ~ although I have something really fun to read next!


Sweet memories!  Oh, how young they look!  Makes Mama's heart a little sad....  Unfortunately, what they say is true...  They grow up too fast!  The days are long, but, man, the years are short!!!!!

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