My niece asked if she could come over this weekend and make some cookies for one of her teachers with me. Um...yes...I am always down for making cookies! She requested snickerdoodles and we decided to try out a new recipe. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious they were and ate way more then I was planning too. I am not the biggest fan of any cookie without chocolate in it...but these were darn tooting good! After I made them I thought that they might also be good using pumpkin pie spice in the topping instead of straight cinnamon...this I will try next time!
My niece is 13 going on 21 and as we were baking she told me that she bakes cookies with her 2 friends a lot and that she is the one always telling them what to do. She said she learned a lot from watching me bake and then baking with me, and then she said "you know all your tips and tricks really do work, I mean, scraping the bowl down really well in between mixing really does make a better cookie!" Haha, not going to lie - it made me smile : )
These would make a good addition to any Christmas Cookie tray or tin. I was contemplating getting started early on Christmas cookie dough baking this year since baby is due to arrive at beginning of December...but then realized I don't really have time to do that now either. I'm hoping I can still manage some sort of less fancy Christmas cookie assortment for neighbors and friends this year...not sure I am capable of just letting Christmas go by without any Christmas baking. Haha, but honestly, I probably won't even realize it is Christmas this year I will be so zonked out from having a newborn.
Did I mention we are having baby #2? We are super excited and of course have nothing ready for baby again! Names? Nope. Found a doula? Nope. Nothing is ready. Somehow I blinked and we are in our third trimester already! When I ask Charlie where baby is he points to my belly and then points to himself - he is so right...he will always be my baby : )
Thick and Chewy Snickerdooles
adapted from sallysbakingaddiction.com