May 10, 2009

Snickerdoodles

I hope everyone had a great mother's day whether it were with their children, moms, step-moms, grandmothers or someone who is like a mother to you. I spent most of my day at home doing basically nada. We are having dinner with my kids at Justin & Kristina's house.

I read a post on Jylnc's blog A Cup of Joe with a View about Mother's Day that really rings true. She said:
"Everyone has a mother, but I know not everyone has a wonderful relationship with their mother. In those cases, celebrate that your mother gave you life. And then, some of us have lost our mother and we can only remember her with love. And finally, there are those who are lucky to have a great relationship with their Mom and she is still living. Make sure you tell her how much you appreciate her being there!"
Click here to read her entire post. Most of us at some point in time have had a not so wonderful relationship with our mom, myself included. BUT we got over our past hurdles and hopefully there are no future ones. I love my mom and like Jylnc states, some day we will lose our mother and we should let her know how much we love her. I say even if you are in turmoil with your mother on this day, you should still let her know you love her. Some people think it is not ok to say I love you if you are in the middle of a disagreement. That is a really sad perception. I hope if you have discontent in your life today, you still tell your mom that you love and apprecitate her. I guarantee (being a mom myself) that your mom loves you with her whole heart and soul.


This afternoon, in between playing scrabble with 3 different buddies on facebook (Thanks Jam, Susie and Tracy) I decided to bake some cookies from Cooking Light. Grumpy and I both need to start being much more careful with our calorie consumption and instead of sending store bought goodies (YES, I do buy them!) I decided it would be healthier to send him cookies made on the lighter side.


Snickerdoodles
from Cooking Light

3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat just until combined. Shape dough into 30 balls.

Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small shallow dish. Roll balls in sugar mixture, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until tops crack. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.






34 comments:

Megan said...

Those cookies look perfect, perfectly delicious!

Maria said...

One of my favorite cookies, yum!

JyLnC said...

I hope you are enjoying Mother's Day. Thanks for quoting me...you added wise words to my thoughts. The cookies look scrumptious but then all of your recipes look scrumptious!

Meg said...

Happy Mother's Day! These Snickerdoodles look amazing!

Anonymous said...

Very expressive words, Shelby, we've all had our "ups and downs" with our mothers and our children, but the love endures through all of it. Kathye

Flourchild said...

Happy Mothers day to you! Your cookies look good. My son loves snickerdoodles!

Linda said...

I will be over for a cup of tea and a couple of these! :-)
Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

Patsyk said...

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies! Sounds like you had a nice day today! Enjoy dinner w/the kids.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Great great post, with YUM cookies to match! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Anj said...

What perfect cookies! Hope your Mother's Day was special.

noble pig said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Snickerdoodles are popular at my house...they are a favorite of my youngest!

Susie said...

Snickerdoodles! YUM! And, I love the scrabble!

Bunny said...

This look like store bought cookies Shelby!! They look delicious!!

Laura said...

These look great, my husband would love them. he would also love they are light(er).

Happy Mother's Day!

shellyfish said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Your boys (and especially your daughter-in-law!) are so lucky to have you!

Marthe said...

Delicious looking cookies!! I actually spend alomst the entire day with my mom: we went to Ikea to return some items and then I cooked for her.I hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

Cristine said...

Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!

The cookies look great!

Jo said...

Yummy and delicious! Great pics too.

Tangled Noodle said...

A reminder that all our relationships need to be nurtured despite some drawbacks! These cookies look so perfectly crackled - delicious!

Creative One said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

I would love to have one of these cookies, well maybe more than one!!

Christie's Corner said...

I'd never heard of snickerdoodles until recently and then hadn't a clue how to make them. There look lovely and I'm all for anything laced with cinnamon.

Pam said...

These are my all time favorite cookie - they look excellent. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

What beautiful Snickerdoodles S!

One of my very favorite cookies, and I think yours are the most perfect I've ever seen. Very nice!

I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. xo~m.

Lynda said...

Perfect looking cookies! Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites.

zerrin said...

These cookies are scrumptious! I should give it a try. I should improve myself making cookies, so this recipe is very helpful for me. thanks for sharing.

gail said...

Wow! Those cookies look fantastic. I can't think of much nicer words than what Jlync and you wrote to honour mom's!! Happy Mother's Day!!

finsmom said...

Snickerdoodles are some of my favorites! I love trying new recipes for them - I will have to try them out!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Jessie said...

Happy Mother's day to you :) these cookies are actually one of my favorites. I'm so happy to see a cooking light version !

Design Tutorials said...

hey great cookies from mom

Talita said...

I'm always looking for new cookies' recipes. I'm glad that I found another one in your blog! These cookies look so decadent!

Ingrid said...

Hope you Mother's day with your guys and DIL was a good one!

You hit it on the nose with your post. As a teenager especially we struggle with our parents, me, my mom but as soon as I moved out I saw beginnings of the light. When I had children it all became clear. My mom loved me, wanted the best for me and did her best by me even when I didn't know it or like it.

Sorry about running on....
~ingrid

Kevin said...

Those snickerdoodles look good! I could go for one with my cup of tea now.

Anonymous said...

i had never eaten or even seen these before, they looked yummy so i had to make them. just come out of the oven and they are soooo tasty. thanks for recipe!

Helene said...

They look so good and are light. That's a bonus. Happy Holidays!

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