My son started "phase 1" of the whole braces thing. He was pretty excited because a bunch of kids in his class have braces and expanders so he thought the fact that he was getting one, was cool. But now his palate expander is on and he's sore. His teeth hurt and he keeps biting the inside of his cheek. Yikes.
He asked me to make him some cookies and how could I say no to his sad little face. He hasn't been eating much lately since he's so sore. I went into my Pinterest cookie board and started looking at all the possibilities for cookies. But what did he chose? Snickerdoodles. They are his favorite. I tried to show him some of the cool Christmas cookies out there in Pinterest-land, but nope. He had made up his mind. So... Snickerdoodles it is.
Source: Lovin' From the Oven
* 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/2 tsp. vanilla
* 1 1/2 cups flour
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. baking soda
* 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 2 tsp. cinnamon (add more if you would like)
Cream together butter and sugars for about 1 minute. Add egg and vanilla and beat for another minute. Add flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar and mix until combined.
Refrigerate for 30 - 60 minutes.
Roll cookies into 1 - 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for 12 - 14 minutes. Do not over bake. Cookies will appear under cooked but they will cook a little longer on the cookie sheet after you take them out of the oven.
Let sit for about 1 minute and then transfer to a cooling rack.
This recipe only made 22 cookies so next time, we'll double it. But they were good! Chewy and soft, just like we like them.
My son loved them! (Don't look at his wonky hair) =o)
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