Well, Christmas and New Year’s are over, and now the hard months of winter begin. And what a weekend to start off the New Year, with temperatures below zero! In Chicago, it’s best to just curl up with a good book or your best friends under a blanket and enjoy the snow from the inside.
Still, sometimes the dreariness of winter and being cooped up inside gets to be a little much for my girls, who love being up on the roof and going out into the world. One of the best ways to keep the house cheery inside is with the delicious smell of something baking, and that’s exactly what I’m planning on for the next few days.
A recipe for winter is snickerdoodles! The cinnamon smell will keep everyone cuddly and warm. Here’s how I do it:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix 1 cup of butter, 1½ cups of sugar, and 2 eggs in a bowl.
- Combine 2¾ cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and ¼ of a teaspoon of salt together before mixing into the bowl.
- Chill dough in the fridge
- Mix 3 tablespoons of sugar and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon in another bowl
- Roll balls of the dough into the cinnamon-sugar mixture before placing on a cookie sheet
- Bake 10 minutes
Enjoy, darlings! And stay warm this winter!