This past week has been crazy, between my husband's Ireland documentary show openings, his birthday on the 12th, and visits from both of our families, so unfortunately I haven't found much time to myself lately. But I got home from work a little early tonight, and Nick is working late, so I thought I would make myself a little treat. I was not about to make another trip to the store, so I searched for a recipe that would work with the items I had on hand. I finally decided I would make some snickerdoodles. I am pretty sure I have never actually even had one of these, but I can't figure out why - they are awesome!


3/4 cup granulated sugar (I used Splenda)
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour because I ran out of AP flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar (again, I used Splenda)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400.
Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar (Splenda), brown sugar, and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat just until combined. Shape dough into 30 balls (I only was able to get 24 out of this recipe, despite making them somewhat small.)

Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar (Splenda) and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small shallow dish. Roll balls in sugar mixture, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for 8 minutes or until tops crack. Cool on pans for 1 minute. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.

This is just for you, Nick ;) Happy Birthday!

1 comment:

Nicholas Draney said...

You forgot it was also my Birthday! How could you forget the Hula dancing?