Snickerdoodles: fun to say, easy to bake and yummy to eat! It’s near the top on the list of favorites in our house, both the baking and the eating of them.
Through the years, I’ve found working along side my kids in the kitchen is a great way for them to learn culinary skills, but also a way of building relationship and family bonds.
When you have ‘helpers’ at your side it may take a bit longer to get the pans in the oven or supper on the table, but it’s worth it! Time spent working and learning in the kitchen means they will likely be ready to fend for themselves when they are out on their own. All my adult children are great cooks and the youngers are getting there too!
Baking cookies is something we begin early in our household. It’s something even little hands can help with, plus it reinforces math skills and could even open up a passion for a future career. You never know!
Use this easy recipe to whip up a batch of deliciousness and fun in your kitchen with your kids! #CookUpFun #PersonalCreations
Snickerdoodle Cookies (from Apron Strings & other things)
In a medium mixing bowl combine:
- 3 3/4 c. flour (I use 1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour and 2 c. all purpose flour)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
In a separate large mixing bowl combine together:
- 1/2 c. butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 c. shortening
Add and beat until fluffy:
- 2 c. sugar (I use evaporated cane juice, you can use white or raw sugar)
- 2 eggs
Add and mix well:
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
Add dry ingredients, a little at a time. Mix well.
Form balls using a spoon or cookie scoop. Roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture:
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Place on cookie sheet:
- lined with parchment paper (or lightly greased)
- leaving space between balls of dough
- Bake in 375 degree oven 8 min. for smaller cookies, 10-12 min. for larger cookies.
Let cool 5 to 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack. Watch the cinnamony-crinkly-goodness appear!
. . . and of course, the Chef (or in this case the Sous Chef) earns the Right of First Taste. Yum! #CookUpFun
When was the last time your kids helped in the kitchen? What are their favorite recipes?
Disclosure: The Nested Mixing Bowls (perfect for our cookie baking!) and matching, personalized aprons worn by my daughter and myself while baking were graciously provided by Personal Creations. We’ve added several of their personalized ornaments to our Christmas collection over the years, but I had no idea until recently how many fantastic personalized items they offer!
My kids love helping me in the kitchen too! You’re right – it takes longer, but it’s so worth it. I love your mixing bowl that says “mixed with love”! Perfect! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones
that time in the kitchen with your children makes for some wonderful memories, Jessica 🙂 I’m so glad you all work and create together!
The bowls? I LOVE them – and I was able to have them personalized with my own saying. How cool is that?!
So glad you stopped by for a visit today. Blessings!
Jennifer Dawn says
These look delicious! My kids would love a batch of these.
Thank you, Jennifer 🙂 I hope you do make them – they are a lot of fun for little hands, and big hands too!
These look delicious! I have a budding chef here at my house so I think I’ll have her try these.
thank you! I hope you have as much fun making them as we did. If I give my kids a choice, this is almost always the cookie recipe they choose 🙂
My little dude loves helping in the kitchen. We have snickerdoodles on the agenda for the weekend too! Thanks for sharing at our virtual cookie exchange!
we are doing some cookie baking today as well! Enjoy your time in the kitchen together, and the yummy treats!
(can’t wait to try more of the cookie ideas shared at your exchange 🙂 )
Those look delicious! Pinned.