Snicker, Snicker... doodles.



Yes! I have finally found the easiest cookie recipe. It's about five ingredients. Mix, roll and bake. Bliss.

I suppose that you could dress these up with something or other... grated orange zest, a chocolate chip, some kind of nut. But, somehow that would seem sacrilegious. These simple beauties are glorious. Life's already complicated enough (and over-complicated crap) as it is. Sometimes, simple is the best road.

AND... life has been a little complicated of late. Lots of work, too little play (although my recent beginnings with Hot Yoga do count as 'play' for me), juggling different schedules, synching schedules ahead of time and searching for less stress. Even my kids have been stressed of late and I think that they are getting it from me!! I thought, at the beginning of this school year, that I was scaling back. The kids wouldn't be involved in much, I would scale back a part of my job and everything would feel better. However, now that we are at this point in the year I wonder what happened. Something must be out of balance with out society to get us all into such a frenzy. I must work on 'un-plugging' (from the SYSTEM that is - think Matrix) as well as de-crapping!




Back to the cookies though. Such a simple thought and such a big pay-off. It's so satisfying to see something so simple turn out so beautifully... these must be enjoyed with milk or a nice, steaming mug of tea. AND when I am eating them... I try not to multi-task!


Snickerdoodles
Martha Stewart 'Cookies'

2 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 lg eggs
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bow and set aside.
Beat or whisk butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs until fully incorporated and fluffy. Add in flour mixture and mix well.


Stir together cinnamon and 2 tbsp of sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into small balls. Roll each ball in the cinnamon mixture and place on baking sheets (leave some room in between b/c these babies spread out) lined with parchment.

Bake cookies for 12 - 15 min. (Martha says to rotate the sheets halfway through baking but I didn't and it seems like a good way for your oven to lose heat and work inefficiently - unless you have an awesome oven). Cool on wire racks and EAT.

1 comments:

Melissa Strutt said...

These are my all-time favourite cookies. I am making some...TONIGHT!

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