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It's fall, even in Florida

It's fall, technically.  Sure, it's 88 degrees, but I refuse to let November pass me by without embracing my favorite fall treats and desserts.  Time to start recipe experimentations and eating all of the cinnamon things! Around this time of year, I like to browse Pinterest for interesting recipes.  Sometimes I enjoy working with a simple classic.  Snickerdoodles are a fave in my house, so it's basically "fall blasphemy" to not make them every year.  I said it, fall blasphemy.  It's a thing.
Will I complain about Florida weather in every blog post?  Only time will tell.  Also.  Yes I will.

Snickerdoodles are super easy to prepare and are usually a hit with the little ones.  I try to stick with quicker recipes like this when working with my son, because he gets bored easily and walks away after 4 minutes, in turn, destroying my hopes of all day baking sessions with him *cries*.

  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Large
  • 2 & 1/2 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt
    Sugar and Cinnamon for rolling Snickerdoodle dough
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream Butter & Sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients, combine.
  5. Roll into 1 oz. balls.  
  6. Roll dough balls in Sugar/Cinnamon mixture.  Place on parchment.
  7. Bake at 350 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven.

*A little note.  I like to flatten my dough out a little once I've placed it on the parchment.  I don't like my Snickerdoodles to be overly fluffy in the middle.  It's all preference!

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Snickerdoodles hold this amazing power of making your entire house smell like a cinnamon factory just exploded into your oven.  They are the "fall candle" of the baking industry.  If anything, use this cookie recipe to make your house smell good.  You can just stare at the cookies for fun or throw them at (*to) your children for abandoning family baking time.

If you aren't planning on eating all of the cookies at once, its the perfect time of year for gifting all things edible!  Grab yourself a cute little box, and package these cuties up for some close friends or neighbors.
They'll be grateful! :)

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Grab your family, try this recipe out, and let me know what you think!