Thursday, October 14, 2010


My favorite cookie is, hands down, chocolate chip.  I love them.  It's no wonder that my favorite Sesame Street character was Cookie Monster.

But, now that I'm trying to save money, I don't automatically buy chocolate chips when I want to make cookies.  Unfortunately, they can be very expensive, and don't go on sale that often.  So I limit my purchases to when I have a coupon (like last week, when I had a Target store catalina coupon that I received while checking out the week before).  So I'm always on the lookout for other types of cookie recipes.

Here's a snickerdoodles recipe I modified a bit from one I found online.  With the flavorings limited to sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, it's pretty cheap.  I bought several bottles of vanilla cheap when my local Albertsons closed, and recently bought more at a buy one, get one free sale at Winn-Dixie.


2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 stick butter, room temperature
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.  In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.  In a separate large bowl, mix butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and stir.  Gradually add in flour mixture.

In a small bowl, mix remaining sugar and cinnamon.  Shape dough into small balls and roll balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Place on baking sheets.  Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes.  Let cookies cool for 1 minute, then remove and cool on wire racks.

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Unknown October 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

I haven't made cookies in years, literally. My mouth is watering at this recipe though and I'd love to make soon. If you're looking for another blog hop, I'd love it if you wanted to join my Friday Potlucks!

Jen October 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM  

These are my hubby's favorite! I'm going to surprise him with these tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa October 15, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

I just made some of these recently and forgot how good they are! They're super cheap to make like you said and how can you resist cinnamon and sugar?! : )

☺lani☺ October 15, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

Impressive! I wish I could be like you, but we don't have much coupons here in taipei. happy weeken!

Lisa October 15, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

I'm just like you in that I also find myself limiting my chocolate chip buys to just a couple times a year. Other times, I make cookies that don't require something so expensive. Way to satisfy your sweet fix without breaking the bank. Come check out my brigadeiro recipe for another way to get your chocolate fix without buying those chips.

Bethany October 15, 2010 at 5:23 PM  

This sounds great, we love snickerdoodles! I have a more complicated recipe but if you're willing it is to.die.for. promise!

Cheerful October 16, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

hi new here at ftf, love to try it someday...i'm sure it will be a hit, my kids love cookies! happy weekend! :)

Melodie October 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

I've never made snickerdoodles before but the name is so fun! Thanks for linking up at Vegetarian Foodie Fridays!

PERMANENT POSIES October 19, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

This is one of my kids favorite cookies. They still like them better than chocolate chip. Add one to a little vanilla ice cream....yum! Thanks for joining our blog party (Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits). We are small and REALLY appreciate your participation. :) have great ideas.

Unknown October 18, 2012 at 3:57 AM  

These are my kids favorite cookies, now that I have this recipe I don't have to keep getting disappointed going to the store looking for them....

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