Friday, March 20, 2009

Snicker doodles

We had new beginnings this week for the girls that will be coming into young women this year (i don't remember mine all that well because its been 14 years, but i do remember a little stand that had all the little flags in it with all the value colors, and i remember wondering if yw's was going to always be at that time of day after church because if it was then i wasn't going). Anyways, i was helping with the refreshments for our new beginnings program here. Cookies, drinks, and a veggie platter. i made my amazing snicker doodles and their equally delicious friends "Devils food cookies", got all the veggies washed and separated, and bagged it all up to be ready when it was time to head over to church. i was supposed to be there at 6:30 to set it all up, and i still had hours to wait. So, i sat down and watched some tv. the whole time i kept thinking how long the day seemed, and i kept looking at the clock behind the couch to make sure it was still working. So, 6:30 finally starts coming around. I threw everything in the car and drove over to the church. i arrived at exactly 6:30 from what my car clock said...but i was a little surprised when i got there and there were so many cars in the parking lot. But, i grabbed as much as i could carry and walked in. As i was walking past the relief society room to the kitchen, i realized what i had done. My clocks have not all been changed over yet to daylight savings.... I figure, if its not effecting anything then it doesn't matter. But this week i realized i use those clocks more then i think i do. I never realized how many clocks we have in our house either.... So i ran to the kitchen and set it all up on the platters so as soon as the program was over i could run in and put it all on the table. i was able to finish just in time. whew! i felt so bad though. when i got home i changed ALL of the clocks. i haven't figured out the one in the car yet, but at least i know its wrong and i'll keep trying to fix it. But yeah, from what i saw of the program, it was really cute. The new little beehive girls will be a lot of fun. And the refreshments went over great. Everyone was a fan of my cookies.

i've always been a fan of chocolate chip cookies when it comes to making cookies at home. But one day, back when i was still single living in CDA, my friend Christy came over and said we were going to make cookies for our little movie night we were having. Then she pulled out a white cake mix from her bag. i was so confused. But we made cookies with it. Snicker doodles have never been my favorite until then. they were always too crunchy and i didn't think they were worth the work to make them. But now, they are all i make if i want cookies. Them or their equally easy, devils food chocolate cookies. Yum. They're always perfectly soft and wonderful, every time. Because i love them so much, i figured i would share the recipe with everyone. Super Easy!

Snicker doodles.

1 box white cake mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
a baggie of cinnamon sugar

Pre-heat oven to 375. pore the cake mix in a bowl. Add the eggs and veg. oil, and mix well. The mixture may sometimes seem a little dry, but don't worry, its ok. Form the dough into small balls and toss around in the baggie of cinnamon sugar until coated. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 375 for 10 minutes or until the tops start to crack.

That's it. Easy :D let them cool a few minutes if you can hold yourself back. If you want to make the chocolate ones, use a chocolate cake mix and don't add the cinnamon to the sugar to toss them in.

So that's it. My contribution to the baking community for the week. Girls and guys alike can make them with ease. Next week i'll be helping with refreshments for a baby shower and i'll be making Spinach Balls. YUM. If you were at our wedding reception, you know they are to die for. Some of the guests were raving about them the whole time. Seriously, they are beyond amazing. They're like heaven. I'll try to put the recipe on here when i make them :)

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