Tuesday, December 2, 2008


There's a funny story behind the tasty cookies hidden inside this treat bag. It goes like this:
We had our office Christmas party last night. There were 7 of us and each of us brought our own "prepared ahead of time" cookie dough so that we could bake cookies and then have a cookie exchange. We were to plan on 6 cookies for each person. I made snikerdoodles. I love them!!! Two of the girls made Chocolate chip cookies, 2 made Buckeyes or Peanut Butter Balls as one of the girls called them, 1 made orange spritz and the other made traditional sugar cookie cut-outs.

There is a challenge called the 12 days of Christmas I wanted to participate in and the first day is to find your favorite cookie recipe - bake the cookies - create a nice little package to hold them then take a pic and post to your blog or your Splitcoast Gallery. Perfect. I would use my Snickerdoodles recipe.

Then came the 50 minute drive home. In the first 10 minutes I ate a Snickerdoodle. In the next 10 minutes another, in the next 10 another and in the next ...well you get the picture I'm sure. I promise I only ate 4 Snickerdoodles - but somehow my pan only HAD 4 Snickerdoodles!!!!

So what to do ... how about using the Buckeyes that one of the other girls made. I LOVE THESE TOO! Of course by the time I got home from the Christmas party last night it was too late to create my treat container - so I thought about it all day at work today. Psyched and ready to go when I got home I headed straight for my cookie/candy tin. WHAT!!!! Apparently Mr. Diabetic husband and HIS son found my cookie tin!!! No Buckeyes, No Snickerdoodles, only a couple of Snowflake sugar cookies, one orange spritz cookie and a dozen Chocolate Chip cookies!!!

So guess what kind of cookies are hiding in my treat bag???? You guessed'er Chester - Chocolate Chip! I hope that Janine will take pity and still let me play along!

Here is my recipe for the Snickerdoodles:

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 until tops split. Remove immediately from baking sheets onto cooling racks.

Give them a try girls - THEY ARE DELICIOUS!!!!
Thanks for visiting today and make sure to check out the other cookie creations and the other 12 days of Christmas posts at the Splitcoaststampers Gallery. Mmmmm - mmmm good!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Yummmm ... these sound wonderful!! BTW ... your blog header looks fantastic!!

Jerri Kay said...

Wow Jill, that bag is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing and for subscribing to my blog. I have a bag coming up on a challenge in two days. Hope you'll stayed tuned. MMMMMM, I love snickerdoodles!!!!

Janine said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! You betcha!! You can play along because I love cookies as much as you do.
Love that story!! I will put the Snickerdoodle recipe with the others for the booklet..
Awesome job Jill!! I am still laughing!!