Nothing says the holidays like cramming as many cookies as you can into your mouth and pretending you won't gain any weight. To help you with this task, I am sharing with you the recipe my parents sent me when I asked for a snickerdoodle recipe. For the uninitiated, snickerdoodles are the simplest and best cookie in the entire world.
The Famous Oodles of Snicker-Doodles Recipe and Handbook
Preheat oven to 400º. Put 1 cup of butter on the table. Take some time for a drink.
Get the ingredients before you drink more.
2¾ c sifted flout
3 t baking powder
½ t salt
1 c soft butter
1½ c sugar
4 T sugar
4 t cinnamon
Mix the next drink, but only take a taste.
Mix and sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
In separate bowl, cream butter and gradually add 1½ cup of sugar
Cream mixture until fluffy, add beaten eggs, and mix well
Add sifted dry ingredients gradually and mix.
Chill in refrigerator while you have your nicely chilled drink.
Mold dough into small balls using 1 T of dough for each ball.
Roll dough balls and boys in mixture of 4 T sugar and 4 t cinnamon.
Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cooking sheet
Insert in HOT, HOT, HOT oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
Drink while you wait.
This recipe yields approximately 5 dozen cookies and at least 3 opportunities to enjoy Christmas cheer.