Monday, August 10, 2009


Snickerdoodles! I feel like its one of those words you can't write without an exclamation point after it. These tasty little cookies were the recipe of the week for Sweet Melissa Sundays chosen by Spike of Spike Bakes.

I haven't had snikerdoodles in ages so I was kind of excited to try this recipe. I am not sure why, but these were never a popular cookie in my house growing up. I think I have only made them myself once or twice. Maybe because they don't have chocolate in them... or because you are supposed to roll them and I am too lazy to do it!

The recipe was incredibly easy to make which was a huge bonus because we were super busy this week. These days, I rate how easy a recipe is to make based on whether I can make it while holding a baby. My daughter, who is ten months old now, was tired of playing with the spices in the cabinet by the time I was able to make these so I only had one hand free the whole time. But they came together in a breeze and I was able to roll them out with the assistance of my other daughter the next day while the baby was down for her nap.

The cookies turned out a little flatter that what I remembered from the last time I made snickerdoodles, but I am not one hundred percent sure how they are supposed to look. And while I did like the recipe, I would not rank snikerdoodles in general as one of my favorite cookies. My daughter loved them and we both had a blast saying snickerdoodle and coming up with different variations of the name- like snickerpoodle or snickertoodles (does anyone else have kids that watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse??). If anything, a three year old will help you get in touch with your inner silliness!

Thanks Spike for picking a recipe that was fun to make more than anything else! Be sure to check out the recipe on her blog and check in to see what all the other SMS bakers thought.

So I just went to upload my pictures and realized I picked up my mother-in-laws camera last night instead of mine, so I'll have pictures coming soon!


margot said...

I totally agree about the exclamation point, it's such a funny word! I'm glad you and your daughter had fun make (and saying) the snickerdoodles.

k.a.r.e.n said...

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is one of my toddler's favorites!

Im sure your cookies look perfect!

Flourchild said...

Thank you so much for sharing your heart with me. I really appricate your advice too. All of this drama and emotion has stirred up my unpleasent days of HS. I think there are so many of us who have had these experiences or are still having them. I know she will get through this and will be OK when it's all over! In the mean time it's a bumpy road and I just want to run away sometimes;). I am so thankful I have my family and such great well as my is such a stress reliever for me!

Lauren said...

can't wait to see your pictures! glad your baby liked them too :)

spike. said...

glad you had fun making these! thanks for baking along with me. snickerdoodles!!!

Nina said...

oh. well baking is my way of destressing. Especially this week. A paper and two finals? Lots of destressing needed. =]
I also live in an apartment so I have an oven, so it's really nice.

I think I never made snickerdoodles because one of my old roommate used to make them all the time and I would not want to encroach on her "territory"

Joy said...

Hi Karin!

That's some impressive Mommy baking skills- one handed cookies! Wow! I think it's fabulous that your daughter stays right by your side while you're in the kitchen... I'm sure as she grows up she'll have very special memories of that time with you. I'm sorry these cookies weren't an absolute hit, but I'm glad your daughter approved!

Hope to hear from you soon! Have a great rest of your week and I'll check back to see your upcoming SMS postings/photographs :)


HanaĆ¢ said...

Too bad the cookies weren't a hit for you. I'm not a big fan either and I've had store-bought as well as homemade (by others). Still, that was not why I skipped this week - I'm sure hubby or folks at work would have liked them.

Joy said...

Just wanted to let you know I came back to check out the pictures of your cookies- they look absolutely fabulous, great job!

I'm super excited to be hosting SMS this week, and I really hope you will bake along with me. Hope you're doing well, and I look forward to talking to you again soon. Have a great rest of your week :)


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