I’ve injured myself. A little. It’s nothing big – no stitches were needed, there was no blood involved, no broken bones, no strained muscles or torn ligaments. Nope. None of that fancy stuff. I was injured making cookies. I wish I could say that I burned myself while taking the hot baking tray out of the oven, but the truth is *sigh* I got cookie dough in my eye. Damn snickerdoodles. So here’s how I did it:
I was using a melon baller to scoop out perfect little circles, which was working out great because it was ten times faster then rolling them by hand, and they were all uniform, and it was flat on one side so that they didn’t roll around on my baking sheet. So anyway, there I was balling cookie dough, and rolling balled cookie dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture, and then placing them on the sheet. Sophie was hanging on my leg, Laila or Mikaela (I can’t remember which) was bugging me about something or other when I banged the fully loaded baller on the edge of the mixing bowl especially hard in my frustration and a flecka of dough flew up and went into my precious eye. I couldn’t exactly stick my cinnamon covered finger in my eye to get it out. And because this was my second batch, the baking sheet was hot and I didn’t want to leave Sophie in the kitchen to go rinse my eye in the bathroom. I just kind of plugged on. And as a result, the dough must have devolved and now (two days later) my eye (still) hurts like a mutha.
They were especially good snickerdoodles.
Here’s the recipe that I used: Southern Cuisine
* 1 cup Crisco
* 1 ½ cups sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 ¾ cups flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp salt
* 2 tsp cream of tartar
* 2 tsp sugar
* 2 tsp cinnamon
* If more sugar/cinnamon is needed for rolling, just be sure to mix with a 50/50 ratio.
1. Mix Crisco and sugar well in a large bowl.
2. Add eggs. Mix again.
3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
4. Pour the flour mixture into the Crisco mixture and mix well.
5. Chill for one hour.
6. Roll into balls about the size of a small walnut.
7. Combine the 2 tsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl.
8. Roll the cookie dough balls in the sugar and cinnamon. Shake off excess coating. Make more sugar/cinnamon mixture as needed.
9. Bake 8 to 12 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees.
I added a tsp. of vanilla and changed the sugar/cinnamon mixture to a 2 to 1 ratio (respectfully) because it was too cinnamony for my taste. They were really good, and hopefully I wont get pink eye.