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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Little Snickerdoodle

There are many things I LOVE about the holidays.  One of those many things being the food!  Who's with me?!!  I mean, really!!!  All diets go out the window when you eyeball all those fabulous holiday dishes.  I Love it!!!  I don't only enjoy EATING the food, I enjoy the cooking and preparation of it as well.  I'll admit it; I LOVE COOKING!!  I LOVE IT!! 
Every year, at Christmas time, my family makes Snickerdoodles for a lady in our church.  This lady lost her husband five years ago.  Her husband had a tradition of making Snickerdoodles every Christmas morning.  Without fail, his family had Snickerdoodles on Christmas!  Our friend was telling us about this when we were visiting with her after her husband had past away.  She had made the statement, "No Snickerdoodles this Christmas".  My husband and I both gave each other a glance and right then at that moment, we secretly vowed that she WOULD have Snickerdoodles every Christmas!  And so, every Christmas morning for the past five years, I get up and make a batch of Snickerdoodles to take to our friend on Christmas morning to continue the tradition her husband started so many years ago.
The very first Christmas we did this, I was telling her that I wasn't fond of the recipe that I had, but the cookies still tasted ok.  Through her tears, she excused herself to the kitchen and returned with a little 3X4 note card with her husband's very own Snickerdoodle recipe on it.  That is now the recipe I use every Christmas morning!
This is, by far, the BEST Snickerdoodle recipe I have ever tasted!!  I LOVE them!!! And so, I decided to share the love and pass this glorious recipe on to you!  I would also encourage you to share in a tradition with your family.  There is something special about looking forward to and KNOWING you are going to have a particular item for the holidays.  Something as simple as Snickerdoodles can really warm the heart!  Enjoy!!

Bearl's Snickerdoodle Recipe:
Mix together:
1 cup Crisco
1 cup butter/margarine
3 cups sugar
4 eggs

Sift together:
5 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp backing powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Stir together flour mixture and Crisco mixture.
Roll into balls the size of walnuts.  Roll in mixture of 4 TBSP sugar and 4 tsp of cinnamon.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake only until lightly browned.
Oven temp: 400 About 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes about 8 dozen cookies.

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