Yesterday I went to an outdoor concert in a park. It was an area of town I didn't know well. We walked around the neighborhood afterwards. It was delightful.
The park was by the river. The city has built a path along the river and through the park. There were restaurants along the path and many people enjoying the start of the weekend in the relaxed atmosphere.
I have lived in this area for around five years, and it surprises me when I discover an neighborhood, event, or museum. It shouldn't be surprising because it happens all the time.
I rarely make snickerdoodle cookies. I can probably count on one had the number of times I have baked these type of cookies in my life.
Whenever I try one, I think, "I should eat these more often." They're so tender, buttery, and homey.
The cookie recipe came from food.com. I made half the amount directed.
The cookies require 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 3/8 cups flour, 1 teaspoon cream of tarter, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon.
I creamed the sugar and room temperature butter together.
After the sugar and butter were creamy, I added the egg and stirred.
I added the flour, cream of tarter, salt, and baking soda.
I stirred until all the ingredients were thoroughly combined. I let the cookie dough batter chill in the fridge for ten minutes.
While the dough was resting in the fridge, I combined the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
I formed the dough into golf ball size lumps and rolled them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
I placed the formed dough on a greased sheet about two inches apart.
I baked the cookies for 11 minutes at 350 degrees.
I let the cookies rest for a couple of minutes on the pan before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies were lovely. The were as good as any snickerdoodle from a bakery,
There were tender and soft. The cinnamon flavor was pronounced, warm, and exquisite.
They are an old fashioned cookie but still elegant. They are like a stately grandma.
They were delectable, buttery, and chewy.