Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Very Merry Year: April

So, instead of going crazy with holiday baking last year, I decided that it would be much more fun to spread the joy out over the year and gift someone each month (or so) with something lovely from my kitchen.

This month's cookie is Snickerdoodles, and they go to our friends up North in lovely Lynden—Jerrie, Troy and Archer. We love to visit them, often, and the kids adore their "big kid" Archer, who is now in high school. These cookies are off in the mail for a cinnamon-cardamom-sugar treat (sorry, I had to mess with the recipe a little). The cookies are fabulous too.
And, with this recipe I discovered that you can make your own Baking Powder using Cream of Tartar and Baking Soda—2 parts to 1 part. Which, coincidentally, is the ratio in most Snickerdoodle recipes for soda and cream of tartar, which I had an expired tin of, so... I subbed baking powder and the cookies were fabulous. I may never make them with cream or tartar again!


Jerrie said...

those look so good. OMG I can almost taste 'em.

We went to Chinese today and Troy's fortune said he'd get a surprise in the mail! Yay!

Hope to see you soon! HUGS!

Jen said...

What? Had no idea about cream of tartar! Good to know!


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