Monday, 11 February 2008

.Recipe Monday.

When I was growing up I lived on a beautiful, quiet country road. One of the things that made this road so beautiful, apart from the breathtaking scenery, was sharing a stretch of it with so many of my cousins, aunties, uncles and grandparents. I'm sure we would drive our parents crazy as we would run from house to house playing games and sharing special moments. Mum would always be ringing around all of the houses trying to find us. One day I was with my cousin Nicki and she taught me how to make these cookies (do you remember that Nicki?). They bring back sweet childhood memories of running carefree from home to home...if your house was boring there was always something fun going on at a house nearby. I cherish those sweet memories captured in the sugary, spicy chewy goodness of these cookies.

230g butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbs sugar, extra
2 tsp cinnamon

Beat together butter and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs and beat well.
Mix in flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.
In a separate small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
Roll biscuit mixture into balls, then coat in combined sugar and cinnamon.
Place on baking tray and bake in a 180 degree Celsius oven for 10-12 minutes.


The Kings said...

Yum - the good old snickerdoodles! Didn't we have a great childhood growing up together and living so close to each other. Wish it was like that for all of our kids.

Marnie said...

I love what you wrote about how these cookies make you feel...I remember when we said we were going to have houses next to each other in Deloraine so our kids could grow up together...hehehe!

Anonymous said...

Only the greatest cookie EVER created! They are the most delicious and heart warming cookies to make and to eat. The smell wafting thru the kitchen and house is amazing! Can't wait to make some ;-)
xo Holly

Anonymous said...

You've inspired me to make a batch. I haven't made them in years. Do you remember the billie cart the boys (my brothers) made you ride in as the crash test dummy? I remember you flipped out and hit your head on a rock. I felt so sorry for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Toni!
Just made a batch of these and the recipe should come with a warning they are so yummy!! I'm gonna have to get Simon to hide them :-)
Linda xxx

Lulu said...

Your childhood sounds wonderful. What a great way for a kid to grow up.

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