11/29/08

Start With a Sugar Cookie Mix And... Make Snickerdoodles!

Yes, my regular readers know that I don't buy cookie mixes. I don't have them on hand. I don't use them. But I know most of my friends do and I know that kids, friends and family probably don't care if they are completely homemade or not. When you take a pan of hot, fresh baked cookies out of the oven, the aroma transcends any preconceived notions of whether or not starting with a package mix is ok or not!

When I received a Betty Crocker email that had this recipe in it I immediately thought of a couple of my busy Mommy friends who do have cookie mixes on hand and how they might love to have a recipe like this one. Quick and easy they can pull off cute little Christmas cookies in no time! Hope you enjoy it too.


Snickerdoodles (starting with a store bought sugar cookie mix)

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
red and green decorating icings

Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, butter and egg until dough forms. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 11 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute. Remove from cookie sheets. If desired, roll tops of warm cookies in additional sugar and cinnamon mixture. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Decorate as desired using icing.
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