Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Civil War snickerdoodles, why, I do declare !!!!

Why I made these little 'ol cookies with my own two hands. (the next day...)Fiddle DeeDee, Mammy! I did not eat too many of those snickerdoodle cookies that handsome young Yankee soldier made! Can't you make my waist 18" again? (and a few days later....)Rhett, Rhett you wouldn't tell Ashley that I didn't make those cookies -- he just has to believe I can bake as good as that silly ol' Melanie. It's true, that handsome young Yankee soldier,Matthew, made those cookies (for his Civil War class project -- his teacher swears snickerdoodle cookies date back to the Civil War -- must be a recipe from the North )....and lookie there -- Pillsbury slice and bake sugar cookie dough? I do believe he said that was his mamma's "back up plan" in case the cookies from that recipe were only fit to feed to the farm animals. But, as it turns out, those darlin' little snickerdoodles were yummy! I think Aunt Piddy would quite enjoy them. Oh! and lookie there -- that handsome young Yankee soldier left the recipe (and his hat) right there on our dining room table.

Snickerdoodle ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Mix together 2 TBSP sugar and the cinnamon on a plate or in a bowl. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set, but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Why, I swear, if you make these darlin' little snickerdoodles, all of your friends will be just pea green with envy!!!

Mary Anne (aka Mare)


Wendy said...

That's a fun school project. Very creative to think of making cookies.

Nan said...

What a great post! Love the words and the pictures! I thank the Yankee soldier for the recipe, too!

OldBagNewTricks said...

This is the funniest -- I think of your household as a laugh riot almost all the time. GWTW is my hands down favorite book -- you nailed it.


black eyed susans kitchen said...

How cute is he. Did you tell him that girls like boys who can bake??Susan