Archive for October, 2011

Pipe Dream #6, Revisited Again: To Make The Perfect Snickerdoodle – Snickerdoodle Cookies

You probably already know about my obsession with snickerdoodles. There have been snickerdoodle muffins and snickerdoodle cupcakes already on this blog. But what you have likely missed, being that you are not me, is the countless number of true snickerdoodle cookies I have eaten in my lifetime.

I ate a snickerdoodle at least once a week this summer cuz I was workin’ at ca-amp, and it was glorious. Working at camp and eating the cookies. Depending on the week and who was baking them, the cookies would turn out flatter or puffier, crispier or softer. My favorites were the soft n’ chewy weeks. No surprise there, but it’s not like I was complaining the rest of the time. Heaven forbid.

8 oz. of 2% milk, please.

Oh thanks.



Snickerdoodle Cookies

Adapted from Village Creek Bible Camp‘s recipe

Yields about 25 cookies

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 3/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sugar + 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Sift together the dry ingredients besides the cinnamon sugar and mix to combine.

Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, scoop up a ball of dough. Roll it briefly in your hands to form it into a ball, then roll it in a dish filled with cinnamon sugar to coat.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until tops have cracked a bit.


Favorite Shots: Happy Sheep

I think y’all should prepare for all the sheep pictures that will eventually grace this blog. I am fascinated by them. Their cud-chewing countenances never cease to amaze me. And because I am surrounded by them, I take a few shots of them every time I’m out with a camera.

Here are the first shots of many.

I’m sorry,


Pipe Dream #68: To Be Perfect Without Trying

Sometimes, taking perfect pictures is just not hard.  It’s not any skill of mine that makes it easy, it’s just three simple things.

Beautiful people who know how to smile.


Idyllic surroundings without a dumb advertisement in sight.

Perfect afternoon sun.

And that, my friends, is Heather in England. Enjoy.


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