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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Beginnings

Last snow pic of 2009

There's an old adage: Begin as you expect to continue. So I'm beginning with writing.

And a recipe for Snickerdoodles:) Just for fun.

1 cup softened shortening of your choice (butter, margarine, Crisco)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
2 3/4 cup white flour

Cream together the sugar and shortening then add the eggs and mix well, until somewhat fluffy. Mix the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, nutmeg and salt together and then add to the sugar, etc. Roll into walnut sized balls. Roll balls in mixture of 1/4 cup cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar. Place unflattened onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes until flat and slightly brown.

This makes a lot of chewy cookies, but that's never a problem.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

22 comments:

Carol Kilgore said...

Yummm. I'm going to make these today or tomorrow.

SWUBIRD said...

Conda:

I have never had a Snickerdoodle. Let me try to get the Queen involved in this little project. I'll tell her you made me do it.

Happy trails.

Dave King said...

Never heard of snickerdoodles, but I'm a'gonna try 'em! Have a blessings-filled year.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Enjoy, Carol! And remember you can't eat just one!

Conda V. Douglas said...

My goodness, Swu, you and Dave shock me! Never had a snickerdoodle? And if your Queen makes these, she can also blame me for the weight gain.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Dave, you've never heard of snickerdoodles?! Good heavens! You're in for a treat (although perhaps they go by another name in England...).

Helen said...

Get thee back from me, you Snikerdoodle demon! You're trying to tempt me when I still have Christmas cookies in the freezer. Oh, okay, I'll copy the recipe for later. This evening.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Conda V. Douglas said...

Yes, yes, Helen...as an exercise instructor, I consider this recipe to create job security!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Lisa and Laura said...

Snickerdoodles!!! Yum! Can't wait to try these with my kids!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Lisa and Laura: Your kids will love these, I can almost promise. I haven't found a child yet who doesn't!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Thanks Anonymous for your kind comments.

Rebecca Taunton said...

Hmm, I've never heard of "Snickerdoodles" before, but it looks like a nice recipe that I might have to try.

Here's wishing a very Happy New Year. I hope 2010 brings much happiness to you.

Kathy McIntosh said...

Beware, those who have and those who have not tried Snickerdoodles.
Conda's are great, and addictive. Get thee away from me!
Okay, thanks for the recipe.
And I'm going to start as I intend to continue...smiling and savoring.

Helen Ginger said...

I'm back again. That picture still looks cold. We may get down to 20 degrees one night this week. I've live in central TX most of my life and I can't remember it getting that cold. Wowsers! No snow though.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Rebecca, hmm, you and Dave, the cookies must have another name in Great Britain?

Conda V. Douglas said...

Kathy, oh you writer you! Hilarious!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Hello again, Helen. Twenty degrees?! It rarely gets that cold here!

Aubrie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm following yours now. :)

Conda V. Douglas said...

Welcome Aubrie to my blog!

Glynis said...

I have never heard of these before, thanks for the recipe.

Conda V. Douglas said...

They're addictive Carol and you're welcome.