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Share a Spoon - COOKIE SWAP

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Think Tank Momma

Share a Spoon

"C" is for COOKIE that's good enough for ME!

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in honor of

International Women's Friendship Month

I love cookies.  I've said it before and I will continue to say it, there really isn't anything more friendly than a plate of cookies.  Except maybe a bouquet of daisies along side a plate of cookies!  I mean the friendliest flower and cookies?  HELLO!

Cookies are simple and perfect.  They make children smile and old people smile.  They make everyone SMILE!  What's better than bringing a smile to someone face?  Not much in this world my friends.  Not much at all!

I looked through my recipes and thought and thought about what to share with you all this week.  I have some complicated recipes that I make for gifts at Christmas time.  I have some that take time and detail to decorate.  I have even more that take preparation for days.  I nixed all those ideas, and I will share some of those as we approach the holidays, but today?  Today I wanted some recipes that are as simple as they are perfect.  

So today, we have my take on my favorite childhood favorite, and my favorite of all times!  Snickerdoodles and Peanut Butter Cookies!

Brandee's Snickerdoodles

Dough Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups Granulated White Sugar
1 Cup (2 sticks) Room Temperature Butter
2 Extra Large Eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 Cups All purpose White Flour
1 teaspoon Saigon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cinnamon Topping:

4 Tablespoons Granulated White Sugar
2 teaspoons Saigon Cinnamon

(Note:  Siagon Cinnamon has a bolder flavor, in my opinion than regular cinnamon.  Keep that in mind when preparing these cookies.  It is totally fine to leave the cinnamon out of the actual cookie and use it only in the sugar topping.)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a bowl mix together 2 1/2 cups of the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and set aside.

Cream together butter, sugar and eggs.  Add vanilla.  Slowly incorporate the flour mixture.   The dough will be somewhat wet and sticky.  Add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour a little a time until the dough is no longer sticky.  (You may not need all of the flour.)

Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.

Roll the dough into 1 - 1 1/4" balls.  Roll in cinnamon sugar mixture and add to a non greased cookie sheet.

Bake cookies for 9 - 11 minutes depending on your oven.
Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack immediately.

Brandee's Peanut Butter Perfection Cookies

Dough Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 extra large egg
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all purpose white flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1/2 cup extra fine granulated white sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream together butter and sugars.  Add egg and vanilla.  Scrape down sides of bowl.  Add peanut butter, and mix well.  Scrape down sides again.

In a small bowl mix flour, salt and baking soda.

Slowly add flour mix to the creamed peanut butter mixture.  Dough will be consistency of wet sand, not sticky.

Roll dough into 1 in balls.

In a small bowl, roll the balls to cover completely in the extra fine granulated sugar.

Place rolled sugared dough balls on a non greased cookie sheet.

Take a fork, dip in the sugar and lightly pressed from side to side on the sugared balls.

Bake in the 375 degree oven for 9-10 minutes.  Remove and let the cookies sit for a minute before moving to a wire rack to cool.

I shared my favorites.  Now it's your turn.  Break out those recipe boxes and link up your favorite cookies!

Go visit the links and make some new friends!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE Snickerdoodles! My mom makes yummy ones. But Ive only made good ones ONCE. And it happened when I totally screwed up the recipe. Of course I cant seem to screw it up again...

I'll have to try your recipe and see if I have better luck!

Imaginative Me said...

These sound so yummy! That is one thing I love about fall, I will be in doors baking a lot more now! can't wait to try these Snickerdoodles.

Mo 'Betta said...

mmmmm, Snickerdoodles!! I didn't know that about the siagon cinnamon and I LOVE cinnamon - I'll have to try it!

Moooooog35 said...

I tried making snickerdoodles once. Once.

screw that noise.

never again.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Mmmn. YUM! I linked up! YAY for cookies!

June said...

I swiped both recipes!
Can't wait to try them.
Fall is a great time to bake.

Buffee said...

I need a stand mixer. *sigh*

How about I buy you a cookie scoop and you buy me a Kitchen Aid?

Peanut butter are Mr. Uncle Wills favorite!

Babes Mami said...

A stand mixer is on my Christmas list and it better happen! So over my hand held mixer.

These are two of my favorites! I make Snickerdoodles when I miss my great granny! :]

Leslie said...

Yummy!!! Juney sent me over and it's awesome here. Your shelfari bookshelf selection rocks!!! : )
Happy Thursday

Salt said...

I am going to volunteer Snickerdoodles for our next bakeoff because I want to make these so badly. They are one of my most favoritest cookies and if this is your recipe, I imagine it is divine. :)

Shell said...

Snickerdoodles are my boys' absolute favs!

Noelle said...

I have a great Chocolate Chip cookie recipe that I'll send you's at home...I'm at's a new one I just got from someone and everyone swears it's the best cookie ever! :)

And I'm with everyone else, I love snickerdoodles...a lot...I can't make them because I eat so many!

Nancy C said...

I would marry a dozen Snickerdoodles and call them my sister-wives.

Amber said...

I think I have to make cookies today!!!! I haven't had snickerdoodles or PB cookies in a long time!

That One Mom said...

My 2 fave cookies! Thanks B!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I want those peanut butter cookies!

Michelle Pixie said...

Yum Yum Yum! I love snickerdoodles!

GB Girl said...

I don't think I've ever had a snickerdoodle. Isn't that sad?

Peanut butter cookies are my weakness.

Mmmmmm. Cookies.

I think I just gained 7 pounds.

Daffy said...

I'm not a big snickerdoodle fan even though I like saying the word....weird I know. I do LOVE peanutbutter cookies though. I have no doubt I would eat your cookies though....all of them...snort the crumbs even.


Did that sound kinda kinky?