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Snicker Doodle Do

See that delicious plate of Snicker Doodle cookies?

My son said they were the best cookies I ever made.

Except that I didn’t make them.  Doh!

My girls did.

They measured.  They cracked eggs.  They mixed and scooped and rolled.  They even put the cookie sheets in the oven- VERY cautiously.

The cookies were for their lemonade stand.  This summer they have been earning and saving money to buy tennis rackets… and they needed 10 more $$$ each.

So they got busy….

…. creaming sugar into butter.

They cracked one egg each.  I’ve taught them to crack eggs into a separate bowl so there are no shells in their cookies.

Watching kids crack eggs his hilarious, don’t you think?

Especially since it was my girls on the mixer, I suggested they mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  You really want to get the soda and cream of tartar incorporated into the flour so they are well incorporated in the cookies.

They added some salt.

It’s nice to have one sister slowly adding the bowl of dry ingredients,

… while the other mixes.  They took turns on the mixer actually.  That was the coveted job.

Snicker Doodles are such a good cookie for kids.  They love to roll them.

We love to use a cookie scoop when we make cookies.  It makes sure they are even.

Ready for the oven.  She’s a little nervious.  Can you tell?

No need.  They turned out beautifully.

They made just enough money for their new tennis rackets and some balls, with $3 dollars to spare, before the rain storm hit and sent them running to the house with their pitcher of lemonade and plate of cookies.

So Dad took some very excited and proud kids to the store last evening.

Guess what I’ll be doing today?

See you at the court.  I’ll be the one sitting on the bench with my embroidery.

Here’s the recipe for my VERY favorite Snicker Doodles:

Snicker Doodle Cookies

1 cup butter
1 – 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
For rolling:
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together sugar and butter.  Add eggs and blend well.  In a separate bowl mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.  Slowly mix into the sugar mixture until incorporated.
Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.  Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.
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12 Responses to “Snicker Doodle Do”

  • What darling little entrepreneurs you have there! :o) Congratulations on the sales of cookies and lemonade.
    How fun to be able to play with their new tennis rackets!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sincerely, Trish
    ps. My son has been working hard this summer too. He is saving for a laptop. Will take a smidge longer than tennis rackets, but I sure love seeing his motivation and hard work. :o)

  • I love that you empower your children to work and save for the things they want! Not only do they learn to have a strong work ethic, they pick up valuable skills like baking along the way. Great job. Now I need to go make some cookies.

  • Your children are so adorable and the cookies look absolutely delicious!!

  • I love sisters. They’re the best. Especially when you’re baking!

  • ah, this is a cute post! i am glad your girls earned their money and i hope they enjoy playing around on the courts!

  • I saw this post and your cookies looked so delicious that I just HAD to make some for myself. They are so good thanks for the recipe!

  • your girls are so stinkin cute!

  • Aww, so sweet! Love these cookies!

  • Kim:

    What a fun cooking lesson for kids this summer! The cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    You may want to check out our kids projects on our Out of Office blog. We just did a fun summertime scavenger hunt!

    Have a great summer!

  • Catherine:

    I just love your website! Thank you for all the inspiration and sharing your pics of your beautiful children! What a lovely family you have! Can you adopt me? :)

  • Just made these with the kids and they were easy to do and taste wonderful!

  • Robin:

    LOVE these! Thanks so much for posting!
    PS When I make Snicker Doodles, I add a little cinnamon to the dough, so it’s a more cinnamon-y cookie, not just s sugar cookie with cinnamon on the outside. Try it!

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