07 June 2007

Have a cookie

And here's a post about cookies--never let it be said that I don't keep a promise...

I made them special, just for you. And because I love you so much, I've posted the recipe below (show a blog reader a cookie, and they wish they were at your place; show them a recipe, and they'll still wish they were at your place because most people are too lazy to make their own G D cookies). It comes from one of the several super-old crusty cookbooks my mom keeps for just the one recipe inside that we actually use. Snickerdoodles 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt plus... 2 Tbsp sugar 2 tsp cinnamon Cream butter, shortening, sugar and eggs together. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt, and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together cinnamon sugar. Roll dough into balls in the palm of your hand, then roll each one through the cinnamon sugar to completely coat. Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. In 8th grade I had to get all my teachers to sign a slip so I could be in the annual bike-a-thon because my midterm grades were prohibitively low (which was not uncommon for me, but was, as usual, a complete surprise to most of my teachers). US History teacher Mr. Bunte said he would sign the slip if I did some extra credit. This extra credit consisted of making snickerdoodles, which he told me were George Washington's favorite cookies, and he wanted me to try to make them on a barbeque so they'd be more authentic. When I came home and told my mom, she said, "Washington's favorite my ass--sounds like snickerdoodles are Mr. Bunte's favorite. Use the oven--your teacher's an idiot."

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Bike marathon! THERE'S a memory I haven't conjured up in a looooong time!

Wasn't 8th grade the year you ran for Treasurer? I totally remember your posters -- little trees, like a forest, like a Forester (just 1 'r', thanks).

Well, now you've done it. I've now slipped from the intricacies of tribal jurisdiction to Jennie Mayer, 90210, and the ubiquitous ESPRIT bag. Wonder if I can get some NKOTB posters for my wall at work...

Mz. Liz said...

I love your mom

MaMaMaMandy said...

I know I'm a little late in reading this- but I know that you posted this just for me- I LOVE (can't excentuate that enough) Snickerdoodles and I've been needing a good recipe. So I thank you...and so does my gut and thighs.