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November 14, 2011

November's Secret Recipe Club - Nana's Snickerdoodles

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 Snickerdoodles
from 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
Cream together the sugar, shortening, and butter in a large bowl. Add beaten eggs, one at a time. Stir in the remaining dry ingredients. Mix well. Roll dough into small balls using heaping teaspoons, and then roll the balls in a mixture of one part cinnamon and one part sugar. Place the small balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Do not flatten the dough balls. 

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!


Miz Helen said...

Good Morning Desi,
I was so excited to see that you had my blog and that you made the Snickerdoodles for your family. You did a great job I hope you enjoy the recipe and Thank You!
Miz Helen

Faith said...

those cookies look so delish! makes me want to get on baking so badly! i have to get with it!

Vivian Thiele said...

I love a good snickerdoodle! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Snickerdoodles are my husband's favorite kind of cookie...yum!

Anonymous said...

I just love Snickerdoodles! There my 2nd favorite cookie, next to chocolate chip!

Unknown said...

We're gathering ideas for the winter cookie exchange. This will probably be on the short list :-)

Lisa~~ said...

Snickerdoodles are always a hit, great recipe.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group 'A' SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

Cook Lisa Cook

Trisha said...

Desi the cookies look lovely. I've wanted to try snickerdoodles forever.

Amy said...

Looks great -- so fun to be in SRC with you!

Amy Anderson said...

Those are some puffy snickerdoodles. They look delicious, though!

If you haven't already, I'd love it if you'd check out my SRC recipe for Crockpot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal.

Chris said...

I don't care if they are cookies, I still think "snickerdoodles" sounds like someone drew dirty or obscene cartoons.