Tuesday, November 30, 2010

twelve (plus) days of traditions: family baking

Today, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed to welome Jen from Tatertots and Jello.  I'm pretty sure you all hang out regularly on her blog just like me! 
She hosts one of my favoritest (yes, that's a word) parties. 
Join  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend      wrap    up           party!

I love the family pics that she is willing to share with us today.  She is literally giving us a sneak peak into her home and family!  So cool!

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Hi there!
I'm Jen from Tatertots and Jello. I love this Holiday Traditions party idea! It's so fun to read what everyone else does with their families during the holidays.

I thought it might be fun to share one of our favorite family activities. Making cookies!! I usually am so busy crafting and working on projects that I don't have a lot of time to create in the kitchen. But at Christmas-time I love to gather my family around and bake!

My sister Wenderful was in town last weekend and caught our cookie making and I thought I would share it with you along with one of my favorite recipes -- Snickerdoodles!

And here's one of our favorite Family Recipes -- Snickerdoodles.

So simple and easy to make!

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Here's the secret -- bake for EXACTLY 8 Minutes!! Remove immediately from baking sheets.
Thanks for letting me come by Elizabeth!!!

I just love Christmas -- here are a few Christmas projects that I have done if you want to come over and check them out.

Have a Wonderful Day!
Thank you Jen!  I'm so ready to go bake some cookies!  Mmm mmm good! 

Tradition on!
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Sparky said...

I like funny people you are one of them...seriously...come on over to stash manicure..and visit me madame samm@cogeco.ca I would love for you to consider being a guest blogger..surely you can sew, stitch, stash...???? yes? lol

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Thanks for letting me come over for the day!! It's been so fun!! I love this Tradition Series that you are running!


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I love your pillow pet tutorials and am featuring them today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Just wanted to let you know!

Kelli W said...

I love homemade snickerdoodles! And I love that your tip is to pull them out a little early...I do that with all my cookies so they will be nice and chewy!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I love snickerdoodles!! They're one of our all time favorites! Thanks for the recipe - and the tip on baking time. ;)

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