Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mama D's comfort food...

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Hello, wonderful friends!  How are you doing today?  I hope you're having a beautiful day...




I haven't shared one of my comfort food recipes lately, and I felt it was high time I did.  Today's recipe is for Cinnamon Cookies.  They are a family favorite, super simple, and yummy.

I made them this weekend, and let me tell you, they don't last long around here.  If I want to share any of them with a neighbor or friend, I have to send them over right away.  Otherwise, the boys will have eaten them up.

These cookies aren't too sweet which is how I like my cookies.  The basic ingredients make them a great fast treat to whip up on a cold afternoon.  Also, I have substituted white sugar with brown sugar and white flour with wheat flour.  I've taken part of the flour measurement out and replaced it with flax seed.  Everything I've ever switched around seems to work out beautifully.  So this recipe is versatile and forgiving.





Mama D's Cinnamon Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven 375.  Lightly grease cookie sheets. 

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

In mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil, mix well.  Slowly add eggs and then vanilla.  Mix well.  Add dry ingredients all at once.  Mix well.

Form batter into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar.   Flatten with fork (optional).  Sprinkle sugar over top (optional).  Bake for 10-12 minutes, until outer edges are light golden brown.  Let cool for 1 minute. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.  Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the dough balls you make.

I hope you'll give these little gems a try.  They really are comforting.  They travel well too if you plan on going camping, having a picnic or taking a road trip.  Makes a great hostess gift.

Thank you so much for visiting me.  Your comments light up my day...xo






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4 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

we used to call these Snickerdoodles!! I printed and will bake this weekend!!

HUGS!!

Fringe said...

Ivy - Yes, they're very much like snickerdoodles! I'm excited to know you're going to make them, yippee!

xoxo

24 Corners said...

These look yummy and I love how easy they sound to make. And adding those healthier additions makes for a cookie that is good for you...that means, one can eat as many as one wants and not feel guilty! :d

Thanks for sharing...
xo J~

Fringe said...

J - Yeah, they're healthy, see...that's the ticket :)

xoxo