Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snickerdoodle Cookies and Frigidaire's Make Time For Change!

In my opinion, nothing is more inviting and warm then the smell of cinnamon perfuming my home.   Imagine a child coming home from a long day at school and arriving home to that smell.   It draws them into the kitchen where they find a plate of Snickerdoodle cookies, just out of the oven warm.   Grab and glass of milk and it's the perfect setting to talk with your child about their day.   Just another way to bring the families home and to the table.

This request was via Emma, my 7 year old daughter.   She loves Snickerdoodles and I wanted to show her that homemade is so much better than store bought so I enlisted her help.   Our results were fantastic: one that it brought us together with giggles in the kitchen and two, that this recipe made delicious cookies.

Frigidaires new campaign is to get our kids cooking by launching their Kid's Cooking Academy at www.maketimeforchange.com. When someone joins, Frigidaire will donate $1.00 to Save The Children. By me posting this kid friendly cooking blog, Frigidaire and Foodbuzz will make an additional $50.00 donation on my behalf to Save The Children.   Total win-win situation here.

So grab the kids and head into the kitchen!

Stacey's Snickerdoodles

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 T dark molasses
  • 2 3/4 C flour
  • 2 t cream of tartar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 T white sugar
  • 2 T cinnamon
Directions:   Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.   Cream together butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, vanilla and molasses.   Incorporate the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.   Roll into balls.

adding the sugar 

adding an egg

time for flour

rolling the dough into balls

In a separate bowl, mix the 2 T sugar and the 2 T cinnamon.   Roll dough balls into the mixture.   Place 2 inches apart on a silpat on a cookie sheet or use parchment paper so they don't stick.   Bake 10 minutes, remove to wire rack to cool.

rolling in cinnamon sugar

ready for the oven

Delicious!

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

15 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

lots of fun to include the kids when making food lovely
snickerdoodle

Sugar Free Low Carb said...

My kids would really like these cookies. Love the photos! Buzzed it.

Lizzy said...

I've never added molasses to my snickerdoodles, but I will try them your way next time...my kiddos love them, too!

Kate @ Diethood.com said...

awww your little helper is beautiful, just like her mommy!

Lynn said...

Love the idea behind this post for a good cause!

Steph said...

I love seeing your little helper! I can't wait to have kids so that I can share these experiences with them. I'm also drooling over your cookies!

Suchitra said...

cookies look delicious! great pics :)

Sandra said...

Great recipe, and awesome that you daughter could help! Nicely done!!!

Becky said...

Cooking or Baking with kids is so much fun, and educational at the same time. Good that you have your daughter help. Your Snickerdoodles look so good.

briarrose said...

Wonderful that you got to bake with your daughter. ;) It's been too long since I've had snickerdoodles.

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The cookies looks yummy, nice pictures.

Lisa said...

Snickerdoodles are one of my faves. Looks like she did a great job making them. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for linking this up with Sweets for a Saturday. I truly appreciate your support. Hope to see you again next week. By then, I'll have a cute button that you can grab and add to your post.

Kimberly said...

What a great post, and I love the pictures of your daughter helping you cook! Congrats on making the Top 9 with this recipe!

Jeannie said...

It's fun getting the kids involved isn't it? and for a good cause that's even better:) Great Photos!