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Happy Labor Day!  No matter what or how you’re celebrating, happy day to you.

Is it really time to stop wearing white pants and put away summer purses?  Is that still a rule?

Here in Wisconsin, many schools start after Labor Day.  It was mostly due to farming, but now it’s mostly due to tourism wanting to keep  high school and college employees through the holiday weekend.  My college student employees are starting an returning to school this week.  I’ll miss them very much.   I loved their bright, happy, eager and always cool personalities.   Their absence will give me time to rid my vocabulary, of really,  and seriously-right?  I guess those are better, than like!

I’d like to sent them off with some cookies.  They’ve all got the bug to bake, and now they can stop by anytime to grab the recipe.  Here’s a good, old fashioned, get-a-glass-of-milk cookie,  Snickerdoodles.


The cookies made by whipped together soft butter and sugar, adding the vanilla and cinnamon, then the egg.


After the butter and sugar are creamed/whipped together, add the cinnamon and vanilla.  Adding it now will increase the flavor of the two spices.  Then add the egg, and mix well.



Lastly, add the dry ingredients, and stir to mix.  Don’t overmix, you want your cookies to be crisp and crumbly, not bready.


Now into the frig for 1/2 hour.  Please don’t skimp on this part.  If you do, the cookies will spread too fast and be a big mess on the baking sheet.  The chill will slow them down and they’ll be just right.   If you wait to turn on your oven, you’ll have no other choice than to wait!   Roll the dough into little balls, and then roll in cinnamon and sugar.



Then into the oven for 10-12 minutes.   I like mine more on the crunchy side so I went with 12 minutes at 375 degrees F.  Let them cool as long as you can stand it, and enjoy!  Have a great school year or wherever your life may be taking you.  Thanks to Jess, Orla, Phoebe, and Stacey for a fabulous summer!



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  1. heidi says:

    Gorgeous as usual, I wish I was one of your college bakers heading back to school. I will be making these, probably today.

    The children begrudgingly forgave you for the Farmhouse bread being sold out. They loved the beer/cheese bread! See you Thursday, I have my marching orders!

  2. Maggie says:

    That picture on the tray – ugh, so genius! Yum! Phoebs & I had our last coffee date of the summer on Saturday & I’m so excited for her & her apartment! She told me you taught them how to roast a chicken so they can always eat well at school. You’re so sweet! Can’t wait for your host post on Tuesday!

  3. Susan says:

    Great photos, Susan! I love Snickerdoodles so will have to try your recipe.

  4. Jessica says:

    That last photo of the row of cookies…absolutely fabulous. I wish we could have had a photography date!! I think I’ll be making these cookies this weekend to bring to my horse show… ;p

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