June 29, 2013


The Heat Is On..........and On..........and On.......

Ah, yes, I remember it well!
Enjoying the cool bay breezes.....tooling about the bay in style and
 nothing to do but relax and have total summer fun!
Well, there's always next year, right?
When I was around thirteen and fourteen years old, my best friend Beth and I would ride bikes over to one of her friends house and sit under a big gorgeous tree with a cold glass of iced tea, frozen snickerdoodles and pour over the newest Seventeen Magazine. We talked about boys, fashion, school, planning our weddings and the Beatles! Oh my gosh what fun that was! That iced tea was heavenly on those hot, humid summer days in Mississippi. I don't remember what her friends name was, but her mother always kept home baked snickerdoodles in the freezer for us. Let me tell you.....that was the best idea I ever heard of......

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.

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, or until set but DO NOT OVERBAKE. Remove immediately from baking sheets. If you want to try them frozen, place in airtight storage bags and place in the freezer. When you feel like a little sweet treat, have a really cold snickerdoodle!



  1. You've just hit one of my fondest memories of my mother's baking. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies and what could be more Americana than these for the 4th of July! XOXO

    1. HA....that's pretty cool Susan. It's probably a well loved cookie by many of us. Try them frozen....incredible!!!! Enjoy your weekend love!


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