Saturday, February 11, 2012

Little Love Cookies

So the plan was to make snickerdoodle cookies...but didn't quite come out exactly like the recipe.

The recipe asked for vanilla extract, rushed to the store, didn't pay attention (and didn't even notice when I took this picture) until I poured the "vanilla extract" and it smelled like almond extract....AHHHHH!!!!! How did I not notice the label? All the ingredients were mixed already, so decided to just go with it. Results?? Success!! Yumminess.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.



1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love snickerdoodles! (So do kids...keep this in mind for your new little niece) I bet they were really good using almond extract instead of vanille. I'll have to try that!

    Happy Valentine's Day Iris!