I feel like such a Christmas baking slacker this year! When I look through the archives here and at A Simple Walk, I can’t help but think how much better off I did with all the baking last year. I was 85% done by Thanksgiving and my freezer was filled with all sorts of different cookie doughs.
But, I’m really starting to feel motivated and I have finalized my list. I plan to get started on Sunday. And I also plan to post a cookie recipe at least 3 or 4 times a week for the next few weeks. If anything, that should help keep me on task and accountable.
In the meantime, here is a favorite cookie recipe from last year.
- 1 c. butter or margarine
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 t. vanilla
- 2 3/4 c. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 2 t. cinnamon
1. Cream butter or margarine and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for 2-3 minutes.
2. Whisk or sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add to creamed until combined.
3. Place dough in refrigerator and let chill for at least 2 hours.
4. Roll about 1 t. of dough into a ball. Combine 1/3 c. sugar with cinnamon. Roll dough in cinnamon sugar until covered.
5. Place dough on cookie sheets, flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until edges are very lightly browned.
Last year, I discovered a fantastic new use for these cookies, and I think it’s the perfect idea for wrapping up the Bloggy Progressive Dinner – Snickerdoodle and Egg Nog Ice Cream Sandwiches. The combination of those two flavors is beyond good!
To make the ice cream sandwiches, put a scoop of semi-softened egg nog ice cream onto the bottom of 1 cookie and top with another. If you want to firm the ice cream a bit, put the sandwich in the freezer for a few minutes. Otherwise, if you’re like me and can’t wait for that, just take a bite!
Yep, that is definitely a finer thing and I can’t wait to take my first bite of one this year!
Don’t forget to stop by at Amy’s to find and share more wonderful dessert ideas.