Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's Been a June Cleaver Kind of Morning

It's Saturday morning, 7:00 a.m. and I have just finished baking two batches of cookies.

After the first batch I looked at the mess I had created.

I counted the cookies.


That's it. 26 cookies. I had to clean up this mess for just 26 cookies.

I do most things by determining if the outcome is worth the effort. I decided it wasn't. I had way too much of a mess for just 26 cookies.

So I made a second batch.

I used all the same equipment, so now I got double the outcome from just about the same effort. I feel much better.

The cookies are good, too. They are Cinnamon Snaps--sort of like gingersnaps, except there is no ginger. :) They are a bit crispy.

Here's the easy recipe:

Cinnamon Snaps

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar (I used light, but either light or dark would be fine)
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Additional Sugar

In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in another bowl; slowly add to creamed mixture. Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in additional sugar.
Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set and tops are cracked. Remove to wire rack to cool. Yield: 26 cookies.

These weren't the only cookies I made. I visited a new blog last week called Twirl and Taste.

Libby posted a recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies. I made them last night and they are big, soft, full of peanut butter and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The recipe is here.

This recipe takes a lot more effort. I froze all of the cookies to use later for a light dessert. I believe Libby served them for a lunch dessert. They are a large cookie and would make a dandy dessert for peanut butter lovers.

Off now to change the bed linen.

I hope you all enjoy your Saturday. I plan to fully enjoy my low key weekend.


  1. These both look yummy Zoey :)
    My son in law loves pb cookies, so I may give these a try..

  2. Oh oh oh..I do love peanut cookies and will definetly be trying these. The cinnamon crisps sound good too. You should be good in the dessert dept for awhile right Zoey?
    I think the same way..once my kitchen is messy I may as well continue with baking..

  3. Cookie baking is one of my favorite activities, but I don't take the time and effort to bake that often, except at Christmastime. That's when it's nice to have a dishwasher.
    Your cookies looks delicious. I'll have to try the peanut butter ones.

  4. Oh I'm so glad you made the cookies and liked them. Thank you for sharing with others. I am going to make your cookies the first of April for a bunch of card playing friends who really prefer talking and drinking coffee to the card game. Have a wonderful day.
    Happy Twirls,


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