Thursday, December 12, 2013
Hmmm....cookies....I guess it's not Christmas without them.
My husband is descended from Italians on both of his parents' sides of the family. When everyone gathers for the holiday, a cookie tray is definitely a welcome addition to the table. However, I would not even attempt to make these myself - this is definitely a bakery purchase in this household.
Last night, we had our office holiday party at my boss' home. Everyone brought something and one of the contributions was snickerdoodles. I have never been a fan of them myself, but everyone was raving about them. My co-worker shared her secret today - they are made with cake mix instead of plain flour. I did not take a picture of hers, which were tinted red and green for the holiday, so I have plain ones in the picture. I also found the recipe and have listed it below, in case anyone is interested.
1 package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). Mix cake mix, butter and egg in large bowl with spoon until dough forms (some dry mix will remain).
2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.