That's right, friends. I'm back for another round of The Secret Recipe Club. I just can't get enough of it!
This month I was assigned the lovely blog, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, which I have been a longtime follower of anyway! I love linking up to Miz Helen's weekly linky, Full Plate Thursday, and seeing how she fills her plate up each week. I was stoked to be able to actually take time to look through every single one of her recipes to pick the perfect one for us. Several caught my attention, but I finally settled on Nana's Snickerdoodles because I love her What's in the Cookie Jar segments, and these homemade cookies seemed perfect for a windy fall night to warm us up.
(Not My) Nana's Snickerdoodlesfrom Miz Helen's Kitchen
- 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 2 and 3/4 cups sifted flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- equal parts cinnamon and sugar
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Do not over bake, or they will get hard.
These were some tasty cookies, especially when eaten warm right out of the oven. PJ isn't a huge fan of cinnamon, so he thought they were fine but lacked flavor. I think I may have rolled them in too much cinnamon though, and next time I'd make sure to coat them in more sugar than cinnamon. They also were a bit eggy... I wonder how they would turn out with one egg instead of two. Overall, I was pleased with these cookies and would make them again, trying those changes. Nothing like the smell of cinnamon and some warm cookies to spruce up a fall evening.
As always, it's been fun participating in this month's Secret Recipe Club, and secretly following Miz Helen for the past month, hehe. Feel free to join in for next month! Also, be sure to check out the other awesome recipes in the blog hop below.
*Update: I just thought I'd let you guys know that I've been munching on these cookies for a couple days now, and they are still just as good... maybe even better! I'm beginning to think that maybe I like my cookies at room temp the next day best. They are sooooo good! They seem sweeter now, or maybe I was just crazy then? Either way, they're delicious. I'm off to finish them off now.
Peace, and bacon grease!