Desserts

Here is the quick and easy snickerdoodle cookie recipe. We usually make these cookies only around the holidays- but after making them for you now- they are going to be a year round treat! This recipe only cost me $2.95 or $0.07 a cookie- what a steal!!!

Ingredients:
1 cup soft shortening (Crisco) ($1.50)
1 1/2 cups sugar ($0.25)
2 eggs ($0.15)
2 3/4 cups flour ($0.80)
2 teaspoons of cream of tartar ($0.20)
1 teaspoon of baking soda ($0.05)
1 /2 teaspoon of salt

Equal parts cinnamon and sugar (2 tablespoons each). Place this mixture in a shallow dish in which the cookies can be rolled in before going into the oven.

Directions:
Cream together the first three ingredients-add one egg at a time. Sift together the rest of the ingredient and then add to the creamed mixture a little at a time. Mix on medium speed until all of the flour mixture is incorporated. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice. Roll the dough into balls about the size of walnuts.

For this show, I used a tablespoon measuring spoon and I got 3 1/2 dozen cookies. Roll each dough ball into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place on a cookie sheet and bake on 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. These cookies do not brown, but if left in the oven too long they will be crispy and you want them to be nice and chewy. Leave on a baking sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

I hope you enjoy these little delights- let me know how they turned out!

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This is the recipe we used for the show.

10×7 non-stick pan
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 bag-3/4 bag of large marshmallows
5 cups of cinnamon square cereal

Melt butter over medium heat until almost completely melted. Add marshmallows and stir constantly, using either a spoonula or plastic spatula. Once the marshmallows have melted, turn off the heat and add cereal right away. Continue mixing until all the cereal has been coated with marshmallow. Pour mixture into the non-stick pan. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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Tuesday: BBQ with coleslaw and french fries

Wednesday: Beef Fried Rice

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Friday: Fish fry! (out to eat)


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