Monday, September 29, 2008
--Snickerdoodle Pan Cookies
Snickerdoodle Pan Cookies
Land-O-Lake's 5th Annual Holiday Cookies, 1998
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts I omitted these and Snickerdoodles don't have nuts anyway!
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1. Heat oven to 375F. In a small bowl combine all topping ingredients.
2. In a large mixer bowl, combine sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add remaining bar ingredients. Beat until well mixed.
3. Spread batter evenly into 15x10x2-inch jelly roll pan. I used a 14x11-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with topping mixture. Bake 11-13 minutes or until light golden brown and bars begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 5 minutes. I would cool them longer - they're still pretty soft at 5 minutes. Cut into 2-inch squares; cut each diagonally into triangles.
I've been so exhausted that lifting up cookbooks is just too much work. When I have a couple of minutes, I'll usually peruse the small pamphlet type books that I've acquired. They have a tendency to get ignored since they're kept in baskets and aren't staring out at me from my shelves.
I saw this recipe in this booklet from 1998 and since my son loves Snickerdoodles and this recipe was less work than (although essentially the same as) my regular Snickerdoodle recipe, I immediately decided to make these.
These were so buttery and delicious. They were delicate though so they won't be replacing my regular Snickerdoodle cookies on my Christmas cookie trays, but I prefer the bars personally. I love the gooey part of cookies so I love cookies made into bars. I did have one problem that as I was cutting them, they kept disappearing. One after the other. Once I got a taste I couldn't stop and my son felt the same way. He has one in his lunch today (I add one small cookie to a regular home prepared lunch so he doesn't miss having a Lunchable like some of the other kids bring. Not that I feel superior packing a home prepared lunch but I bought him Lunchables and he really only liked the cookies and the meat - what a waste.)
Question of the Day: Are you cutting back on your holiday cooking and/or baking due to higher prices this year?