Thursday morning (yeah I’m behind, what of it?) we awoke to this sleet/rain/ice crappity crap. I flicked on the tv to see if school was canceled and thank goodness it was. (I have been dreaming of a snow day, lots and lots of snow day. Not sleet/rain/ice crappity crap day.) So the kids and I stayed in our Pajammies all day, since we couldn’t go out and play (way too icy) we baked some Snickerdoodle cookies
This cookie recipe has a lot of memories attached to it. Do you have any like that? I can remember making these cookies with my Grammie Beth when I was little. Rolling the cookies around in the cinnamon and sugar, and she had a special glass with a star on the bottom that I would use to flatten the cookies. A few years ago I was looking though my Mom’s recipe box and found this recipe, I can’t tell you how delighted I was. I asked Mom if I could share it with all of you and she gave me the go ahead.
Grammie Beth’s Snickerdoodles serves 2.5 dozen
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 1/3C sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
Mix shortening, sugar and egg thoroughly. Sift together remaining ingredients. Then mix it all together. Form dough into balls the size of walnuts and roll in a mixture of 1 TBSP sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon. You can flatten the cookies with a glass or they will flatten a bit in the oven. Bake 10 min. in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven. Enjoy : )
I also knit another cozy, big surprise huh? While out Christmas shopping last week I saw a mug at Hallmark with a “hand-knit” cozy on it. (I really need to figure out the camera on my phone so I can take decent pictures) I tried to replicated it,
Not quite what I wanted but I’m on my way. I CO 40 sts worked K2, P2 for 4 rows, BO 3 sts Then knit back and forth for 23 rows. CO 3 sts then K2, P2 for 4 rows, BO in pattern. Next time I’m going to CO 44 sts, work 2 rows of K2, P2 (Cozy is too high, you have to move it down to sip) and work a garter stitch border on the sides of the hole for the handle so it doesn’t curl. I think the reason it pulls in so much is because it fits the mug rather snuggly.
So, that’s how I survived the “snow” day. I can’t tell you how incredibly excited I am right now that its snowing outside and the weatherman keeps changing his mind on how much we are supposed to get. I can’t wait to go out and play in the snow! Yay snow!!!