Last night, after picking my girls up from school, stopping by the library, going to ballet, picking up dinner (no time to cook!), eating dinner, doing homework and then preparing for bedtime, I realized that my supply of desserts in the freezer was at an all-time low. When I bake, I always make double batches, keeping cookies, brownies, etc. on hand for any necessary "emergencies." You wouldn't believe how often such "emergencies" occur – unexpected guests dropping by, treats for lunch boxes, sweets for a sick neighbor, etc.
Anyhow, I needed to make something fast and I pulled out of my indispensable 3-ring binder chock-full of my favorite recipes. I flipped to the "desserts" section and came across this tried-and-true recipe for the best snickerdoodles ever. I like these because they use butter, rather than shortening (shortening tends to repulse me) and in 30 minutes, start to finish, the cookies were done and my girls had a treat to share with their friends at lunch today. Enjoy!