It is Thursday evening. One more week until ABET and I will be ever so happy to have it over. As. long. as. we. pass. accreditation. If we don’t, I will be sobbing my eyes out because it will mean 3 more years and we have to go through it all over again….instead of 6. However, it is my understanding with Environmental Engineering going through its first accreditation we will probably have to do it again in 3 years anyway?! Boo hoo!

So, as I mentioned before (O.K. Deborah, I’m thinking of you and your story of repeating yourself! BTW, check out her BBQ sandwich it looks awesome!) we have seminar on Friday. This is a course for Graduate students. We bring in speakers from outside and we have speakers from inside. Sometimes grad students themselves give the seminar (meeting part of their requirements for the program). This week we have an outside speaker coming in – so I really hope my cookies turn out great! I am making two kinds, but I am only posting about one here today (because the other one is my TWD treat!).

I have mentioned before I have the Martha Stewart Cookies cookbook. I look through that book often thinking about what cookie I can make for what occasion. I wanted something non-chocolate since my TWD cookie for the week will be chocolate. Seeing snickerdoodles on a few blogs lately and coming across the recipe in the Martha cookbook made me decide to make these. I have never in my entire life made a snickerdoodle! Can you believe that? I have eaten them before, not been crazy about them either – but let me say, these that I made were very delicious and so simple to make! I followed her recipe (which I am listing below in case you want to make them too!) and found that the quantity I got was a whole dozen more than what the recipe states you will get. (I got 2-1/2 dozen). I don’t believe I made my cookies too small either. If I made them any bigger they would have been monster cookies!

ala Martha

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. (OK, I never sift – I just put in a bowl and whisk them together). Put butter and 1-1/2 cup sugar in bowl and mix on medium speed about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs, Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture.

Stir together 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar. Shape dough into 1-3/4″ balls (she states you should get 20. I didn’t measure my balls (come on who does?) but had decent sized cookies! Space 3″ apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper (I ran out of parchment paper and I had no trouble baking them right on the sheet itself).

Bake cookies 12-15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

Hmmm. I wonder if I brought these snickerdoodles to the accreditors they would look favorably on us? I probably shouldn’t try that one…..