Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

 Cookie Swap ButtonCopy of Christmas Cookie Bake

The day I’ve been looking forward to has arrived!

The annual cookie recipe exchange! Thanks to Rose Haven for hosting this fun event! I can remember having lots of ladies over to exchange cookies every year when my kids were young and we were active in our church. Everyone brought their favorite cookies and recipe and we bagged up cookies to give to the elderly and those in need at church. And of course we got to sample the goodies and have all the wonderful new recipes to try! What great memories!

I have made pretty Christmas cookies but even when I make special cookies, I make a double batch of Snickerdoodles using my mother in law’s recipe. Everyone likes these BEST! My hubby has a birthday coming up next week so  these are especially for him!


1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup shortening ( NO substitute, Crisco is best )
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cream of tartar

2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp sugar

Mix first seven ingredients. Form into 1 - 1 1/2 inch balls and roll into cinnamon and sugar and lightly mash down with 2 fingers.

Bake at 350 on ungreased cookie sheet for 12 minutes.


Whoopsie....looks like he’s already found them!

Enjoy your day! Take time to BAKE!!!

And visit the other ladies that are taking part in the recipe exchange today!


Rose Haven said...

OH yeah...I remember these!! I'll have to try them!!



Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! Snickerdoodles are so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us! The photos look delicious! Have a wonderful week!

Lisa :)

Boo-Bah said...

Aren't snickerdoodles just the best cookie ever? I make them a lot. Looking at the picture I can close my eyes and smell them. Oh so good!!
Happy Holidays

Anonymous said...

They do look good Diane.I see their is cinnamon in their as well.I love it.I havent tried these ever,I will jot this one down under New recipes.

Thanks for sharing,Merry Christmas!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane,
I too love snickerdoodles. Yours look so yummy good! Happy Birthday to your dear hubby next week too.
So glad you posted these wonderful cookies. I need to make them again.
Have fun and a wonderful week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Stacey said...

Oh I didn't know about the Cookie Exchange and I posted cookies again today! Your snickerdoodles are beautiful and you know I love them. :)

Inn Country said...

What a wonderful idea! I love to bake all the time and my kids love my cookie so much they never last the day. Have a beautiful day Lisa

Kristen said...

This is almost exactly the recipe I use for snickerdoodles. They are so delicious. I agree, shortening is the only way to go.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Can you believe I have NEVER made Snickerdoodles? I'm making them, that's all there is to it.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Yuminee! I love cookies at any time but Christmas is the best! Sorry I haven't been by as often as I'd like, Diane! So many girls are posting this time of year that I can't keep up! ♥

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2009 said...

Oh my! I haven't eaten these in years! They are awesome! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Sheri ~~ Prim Rose Hill

Jacqueline said...

Getting out the oven mitts and sugar and cinnamon and butter and don't forget the sprinkles. I have fond memories of baking up a storm with my daughter. I'm making sugar cookies this week after work. I wrapped today and bathed the doggies and finished all my cards. It's beginning to feel alot like Christmas! Happy upcoming bday to your honey!

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Your cookies look delicious! Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites for sure!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Mmm, warm cookies right from the oven. Nothing better! Have a great day! Twyla said...

Oh they look so yummy! I shall be making some mince pies soon (glad I just checked what I wrote, I had written mice pies!!!) Love your banner! suzie. xxx

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

i love snickerdoodles. Yours look yummy.

Happy@Home said...

Your husband is a lucky guy. Your snickerdoodles look yummy. I baked some cookies today too.

JG said...

Snickerdoodles are just the BEST!!! I also bake these for Christmas. Your cookies cooling on the cookie racks look so good!!! It is hard to eat just one.

Julie Harward said...

Hi there...I love's even fun to type! LOL It's the first thing i ever learned to make and I have always loved the. I am new to you, I'm Julie, I have run into your blog once before and have seen you on comments from other blogs,. You look like such a nice person to me, I hope we can be friends. If it's ok, I'm adding you to my blog list..Come say hi :D

Patti said...

I love snickerdoodles!! Just wanted to let you know that I received the Gooseberry Patch Christmas book and the towels! I love it all!! Thank you so much for having such a nice giveaway!! I hope you are enjoying the holidays! :)

Patti said...

I love snickerdoodles!! Just wanted to let you know that I received the Gooseberry Patch Christmas book and the towels! I love it all!! Thank you so much for having such a nice giveaway!! I hope you are enjoying the holidays! :)

Linda Q said...

Yum, my hubby'd favorite cookie, I think I am going to make him a batch for Christmas.