I love coming from a large family. I have family members all over the country of all ages, and although catching up with them is sometimes longer then you would like it to be hearing from them is always a treat. I recently received a letter in the mail from one of my 5 year old cousin with a Flat Stanley inside. Have you heard of this? Flat Stanley is a story about a boy who is accidentally flattened and sent in the mail to “travel”. The children then make their own “Flat Stanley” and mail him off. You then have to take him around town and take pictures of him. Then you write a letter of what you did and send it with the pictures so that the other children can learn about where Flat Stanley has been. It really is a neat project for the children and I was really touched that my little cousin thought of me to help him with this; not to mention the fun we have been having taking Flat Stanley around.
I couldn’t send Flat Stanley back to my cousin’s home without a treat from my kitchen. My little cousin also has two older sisters and I hate to admit it I did not know what the children would like? So today, Flat Stanley and I made some Snicker Doodle Cookies. I do not know a child that would pass up a Snicker Doodle. The comforting of the cinnamon sugar topping pleases all, and the travel well! I hope they like them, I know Flat Stanley will be bragging about making them. Maybe Flat Stanley has a little Culinary Vagabond in himself now?
Snicker Doodle Cookies
8 oz. Butter
1 ½ cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/3 cup Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
Cinnamon Sugar for dusting (about 1 cup of sugar to 2 tbsp of cinnamon)
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together your butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until well combined
Next, whisk together your dry ingredients and mix into your butter & egg mixture until well combined. (Be sure to scrape down your bowl well to be sure it is all evenly combined.)
Finally, scoop out cookies in desired size - spacing them and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to dust the top of your cookie dough. Bake until they are golden on the edges and firm in the center to touch. Let cool a bit before removing from pan and plating.