Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I have the best helper in the kitchen. My son, N. loves to cook, clean, bake and give mommy kisses.

The other day we made snickerdoodles. These are a wonderful cookie for kids, not too messy, easy to pack for lunches, yummy, and a really easy one for them to help bake.

Here is how we did it...

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat 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,sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. I measure, and crack the eggs, Nathan dumps stuff in and controls the mixer.

Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls. I use a small cookie scoop and then roll in my hands for a bit.

Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon in a small ziplock bag. N. likes to shake the bag up to mix it. Then N. drops the cookies into the bag one at a time and shakes it up. He doesn't even close the bag, he just holds it closed and shakes it gently. N. is pretty neat, your mileage may vary. ;)

Place 2 inches apart on silpat or parchment lined baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. The get those telltale cracks on the top when they are done. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Cool and eat.


  1. yummy! have you tried the version with cream cheese? oh they are yummy!

  2. Yum - we love snickerdoodles! You have the best helper! :) Thanks for linking it up!