Sunday, May 10, 2009

put these in your pipe and smoke them

It's cold and overcast in Vermont today; if I didn't have to spend the day working I would make a batch of the cookies Tonto sent me at the convent and get in the tub. These cookies were still delicious days after they'd been shipped across the country; straight out of the oven I bet they're like crack, and I would love to spend the day being a crack addict high on cookies. Alas, the Journal of College Science Teaching calls.

If you will not be spending the afternoon proofreading articles with titles like "Creating Hybrid Communities Using Inquiry as Professional Development for College Science Faculty," I recommend baking up a batch of Tonto's snickerdoodles and then bringing at least five, no make that ten, over to my house. Lucky for all of us, my crack dealer was willing to share her recipe.

Tonto's Crack Snickerdoodles


1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons white sugar


1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Combine white sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well.

3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Blend well.

4. Shape dough into one-inch balls.

5. Mix together coating ingredients. Roll each ball in sugar and cinnamon mixture.

6. Place two inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.

Makes 4-5 dozen.

1 comment:

  1. the "makes 4-5 dozen" only applies if the cooker-type-person doesn't eat 1/2 the dough before placing in oven.