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Tuesday
Nov102009

best snickerdoodles

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!

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q: what size balls do you roll your snickerdoodles? these are my favorite cookies - can't wait to try your recipe!

11.10 | Unregistered Commenterarika j

I rolled them approximately 1-1/4" inches in diameter. Hope you enjoy! –Angie

yum!

I'll have to try your recipe.

11.10 | Unregistered Commenterabbie

I love snickerdoodles!I haven't made them for awhile. Thanks for reminding me how yummy they are. This recipe looks good, I'm going to give it a try this week.
Thank you!

11.10 | Unregistered Commenterpam

Oh I love Snickerdoodles! I can't wait to try out this recipe - thanks!

I never have very good luck freezing cookies and such...how do you wrap them or store them so they don't get frostbite? :-)

This is too funny, last night I was Google searching for 'snickerdoodles without shortening' & couldn't find a good recipe so I gave up! Ha ha - I should have checked my RSS feeds first! I'll put this recipe in the box for next time!

11.16 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

How many cookies does this make? I'd like to make these for a cookie swap I have coming up where I need to make 12 dozen...

11.27 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

Here in Australia we don't refer to 'sticks of butter' - can you let me know how much 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) weighs? Thanks x

12.17 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I'm making these for Cookie Friday today!

12.3 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

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