for as far back as i can remember growing up, we made snickerdoodles. i'm not sure exactly where the recipe came from, but when i got married, my mom made me a little cookbook and included the recipe.
today is my mother-in-law's birthday, and instead of going with a cake (they're so fattening, you know? wink, wink), why not cookies? time-honored, mouth-approved, pierce family tradition. plus i got to use the kitchen-aid mixer and take our new canon powershot SX120 IS for a drive. i only wish i could share the smells with you all.
(henry and i may have eaten a few of the "broken" ones)
all the ingredients: ready for action
eggs and butter: irresistible already
the dough formed into perfect little balls
one of the tricks to the taste: rolling in cinnamon sugar
another trick: the fork smush
the goods (and oh, it's good): the perfect snickerdoodle