Happy Administrative Professionals Day

This is one of my favorite days to celebrate – recognizing the people who keep our organizations running every day. This morning, I made Brown Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies. It’s a recipe a find from a link on the Bravely Obey blog (a dear friend of mine’s blog). I love snickerdoodles and I hope you also enjoy this yummy treat.

Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles CookiesBrown Sugar Snickerdoodles
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 1/4 c. brown sugar (or dark brown sugar)
1/2 c. sugar
1 large egg plus 1 yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 T. Greek yogurt

Rolled Mix
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and salt. In a pan, melt butter on the stovetop on a medium heat until it foams. In another bowl, mix together butter and sugars. Add and mix sugar, eggs, vanilla, and yogurt. Blend in flour mixture in batches. Refrigerate overnight. Make into balls and roll in cinnamon/sugar. Bake 8-11 minutes at 350 degrees.

Snickerdoodles

I have lots of fond memories as a child baking cookies with my mother. We usually made chocolate chip and snickerdoodles. What could be more fun as a kid that rolling cookie dough in colored sugar? Licking the beaters of course.

Christa Dubill posted the recipe from the Kansas City Star on her Facebook page about a month ago. Since it’s fall and I love pumpkin flavors, I knew I had to try this recipe. I quickly scribbled it down on a yellow sticky note. This recipe fell in the – I’m going to make that one immediately. I decided to bake it for National Boss Day and my co-workers loved it. The pumpkin makes them the softest/fluffiest snickerdoodles I have ever made.

Make it with your children or by yourself.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
1 stick of softened butter (8 oz.)
1 and 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
3 c. and 2 T. flour

Sugar Mixture
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon

Beat butter, sugar, and pumpkin. Add seasonings, vanilla, and egg. Beat again. Slowly add and stir flour. Chill for at least 1 hour. Scoop into balls and roll in sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.