Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Snicker Doodles

The first time I had these cookies I was in 7th grade Home Ec class.
I thought they were wonderful.
I had to introduce them to my family.
They loved them too.
We've been making them ever since.

Here's my original recipe from 7th grade. Yes, it's typed on a typewriter. I was pretty proud of that fact. But now I'm dating myself. Kids now days haven't even seen a typewriter before.
Snicker Doodles
cream together:
1 cup shortening (I use half butter)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs and beat until light and fluffy
Stir in:
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 3/4 cups flour.
Rolls into balls the size of walnuts
Mix 2 T. cinnamon and 4 T. sugar in a small bowl.
Roll cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 for 8 minutes

I like to use a small cookie scoop. It's quicker and makes the cookies more uniform in size.

I use parchment paper on my cookie sheets. The cookies don't stick and it makes cleanup much easier.
The cookies will be light in color and very soft until cooled. They have a crisp taste but still stay soft.

This recipe has been doubled from the original. It makes about 5 dozen cookies. But I still double it from time to time. I don't ever have a problem with leftover snicker doodles.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Grocery Bargains

I just got back from the grocery store and man, did I get some deals. I love getting bargains at the grocery store. I'll be sharing my shopping deals from time to time here.

Maybe this doesn't look like much. But let me explain.
I spent $56.11 and got:
2 bags tortilla chips
3 tubes toothpaste
8 half pints whiping cream
2 packages onion dip mix
2 cans cranberry sauce
3 Betty Crocker cake mixes
10 pounds of butter
10 8 oz packages cream cheese
1 can cream of celery soup
2 boxes Townhouse Flip crackers
2 boxes Triscut crackers
2 boxes Wheat Thins crackers
some disposable pans and
1 pound crab salad (Harmon's is really yummy)
I only used 2 coupons (I usually don't like using coupons) The first one was a coupon at the store and the second coupon was one I printed at They do have some good coupons there. Check it out here. Anyway, I saved $47.87 off of the store prices and another $4.00 with the 2 coupons and $.15 by bringing my own bags. So once again I spent $56.11 but my savings was $52.02.
You may think this looks like a crazy bunch of stuff to buy. But with the holidays upon us, I know I will be using all of it.

P.S. All these deals were found at Harmon's