Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Snickerdoodles Cookies


Happy Easter everyone! Traditionally on Good Friday, we color Easter Eggs but this year we have some other plans and will doing eggs tomorrow. But I felt the need to make something Easter-y this morning. I decided on making cookies. I didn't want anything with chocolate since I'm sure baskets will be filled with delicious chocolates on Sunday and wanted something cheerful and colorful and yummy. So I went with Snickerdoodles. I used spring colored sugar in place of white sugar mixed with the cinnamon. Oh Sooo Yummmy ... especially when they are still warm.


Easter Snickerdoodles ...

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • For pink cookies:  2 Tbls pink sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
  • For yellow cookies:  2 Tbls yellow sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • For blue cookies:  2 Tbls blue sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter, add eggs and mix well.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into to butter mixture.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  6. Roll each ball  in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  7. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. (I like to use parchment paper to avoid the sugar from sticking to the pan or browning too much)
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Happy Easter!

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