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  • A Recipe for White Chocolate Dipped Snickerdoodles

    Friday, February 1st, 2013

    Well preciouses,

    What better way to follow up last week’s squealy, romancy, fairytale photos (seriously — isn’t Sarah FABULOUS?) than with a food love post? Because, as you know, food and romancy things are synonymous with bliss in my world, and I’m thinking perhaps Valentine’s month is the perfect time to bequeath you with my very favoritest cookie ever: Snickerdoodles. (Which may or may not be considered The Edward Cullen of the cookie world – in the sense that, they’re all glittery and sparkly, but not everyone likes them.)

    Buuuuut these aren’t just any Snickerdoodles. These are chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, glorious White Chocolate Dipped Snickerdoodles.

    And I promise you’ll adore them. :0)

    chewy snickerdoodles recipe

    A Recipe for White Chocolate Dipped Snickerdoodles

    1. 1 cup butter (room temp)
    2. 1 & 1/3 cups sugar
    3. 2 eggs
    4. 3 cups flour
    5. 1 & 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
    6. 1 tsp baking soda
    7. Pinch of salt
    8. Cinnamon Sugar: 3 Tab sugar plus 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    9. 12 oz. white chocolate (I use Almond Bark)

    Cream the butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs until everything’s all fluffy and happy. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, and mix til blended. Then roll into 1 inch balls and coat each in the cinnamon-sugar. Stand back and admire how pretty and sparkly they look before baking on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees. After about 10 minutes they should be all puffed up and crackly on top, but still pale. The key with these Snickerdoodles is to keep them moist and chewy by not over-baking them. Remove from the pan as soon as you pull them from the oven and allow to cool completely. Melt the white chocolate in a saucepan over low heat (or in the microwave like me, cuz I’m lazy), then dip each cookie halfway in the white chocolate before setting aside on parchment paper to cool and harden. You’ll probably want to store them in the freezer. Or……..you could be like me and shove them in your face until you look around and realize everyone’s staring at you because you’re not sharing.

    Your choice.

     chewy snickerdoodles recipe

    And speaking of sharing…how’s your week been?

    ;0)

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  • Little Free Libraries

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

    A concept this magical hasn’t captured my attention on such obsessive proportions since the discovery of fairy steampunk tea parties, unicorns, and snickerdoodles dipped in white chocolate. 

    Little Free Libraries

    Promoting “literacy and the love of reading” while building a sense of community through sharing. Suggestions for placement are in community gardens, parks, hospice and health centers, and neighborhoods. Give a book, take a book, with the idea of paying it forward.

    Okay, seriously? What more magical way to spend the autumn season, with its cozy crackly fires and damp leaves and afternoon tea with the neighbors, than by putting up a cute little neighborhood library to share BOOKS with said neighbors? I want one. On my street. In my driveway. In fact, excuse me while I go find my husband and plead with his engineering self to build me one for my very own.

    In the meantime, you must read about these Little Free Libraries.

    And then you must visit their website.

    And don’t eat my white chocolate snickerdoodles until I return.

    ;0)

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