Today is perfect because it rained earlier and is now grey and chilly. I cannot work outside pulling up the mushy melon foliage that got nailed during the frost the other night. The house is clean (more or less) because I did Big Housecleaning in anticipation of Miss Jackie’s visit and the little thing we had out here at the Farm yesterday.
I took a Big Nap. Perfect. And then made a Big Batch of cookies. Perfect.
Mom’s snickerdoodle recipe
makes about 4 dozen
(I think she got it from Betty Crocker or Better Homes and Gardens, but I didn’t take the time to check.)
1 C shortening (part butter)
1 1/2 C sugar
2 3/4 C flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400. Cream shortening/butter and sugar. (I used 1/2 C each.) Beat in egg. Sift together dry ingredients. Add flour mixture to bowl and beat until well mixed. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts. Roll balls in a mixture of 2 Tbsp cinnamon and 2 tsp sugar. Bake until lightly browned but still soft, 8-10 minutes.
The perfect way to warm the kitchen up and relax after a busy week.