Tuesday, November 18, 2008


My daughter's current favorite book is "If you give a mouse a cookie..." by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. It tells of all the unbelievable things that can happen if you give a mouse a cookie. And included in the book are the most delicious, kid-friendly recipes.

So my daughter and my niece spent the afternoon making these jumbo snickerdoodles, and they were scrumptious. I say were, because they were gone in about 20 minutes!

(original recipe from Mouse Cookies & More)

I made changes to the original and I've italicized the changes

1 2/3 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Nutmeg (I left this out)
1/2 cup softened Butter (I used 1/4 cup)
3/4 cup Sugar (I substituted brown sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
1/2 cup Raisins
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Sugar (I ended up using only 1 tbsp)

Preheat oven to 180 deg. C.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.

In a bowl, mash butter and sugar together until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture, and stir until well combined. Stir in walnuts and raisins.

Mix cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Roll pieces of the dough into one-inch balls. Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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raaji said...

they look so crunchy.......so even and flat.......

Madhu said...

I like using nutmeg in backing or making sweets, give very nice flavour. cookies look good.

Vanamala said...

hey this is nice cookie..

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and perfect.Its bookmarked

Priya said...

Looks scrumptious, prefectly shaped..good choices of ingredients..

Divya Vikram said...

So nice of the kiddos making cookies!

Medhaa said...

so sweet they look so crisp and nice

Bharti said...

We love that book! My son goes into fits of giggles when we read it. Snickerdoodles look yummy, but you know..I'm gonna ask for a glass of milk with that...:-)

Ranjani said...

how cute!!

Is it safe to assume your daughter's a little chef in the making?!

Bhawana said...

delicious cookies dear :).

Sunshinemom said...

Yummy! I too generally cut on sugar from standard recipes. I thought it was because I don't have much of a sweet tooth but looks like you too do the same. This has been on my mind since the time Rachel made it but then there are so many recipes on my mind - never really get round to make everything!!

Arundathi said...

thanks everyone

madhu - this was the first time i was using nutmeg in a cookie - i'm sure its great.

bharti - its such a great book! i love it too!

ranjani - hmm. i hope so!

sunshinemom - i try to cut down the sugar but sometimes you just can't do it!

suparna said...

Hi arundhati, liked ur blog. very nicely done. Can we b friends???

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy cookies..I love the little hands which made these..;-)

homecooked said...

Looks yummy! Good job by the kids :)

Siri said...

Oooo! how cute, crisp and lovely looking snicker doodle Anu..:) and I love the name too..:D


Aparna said...

I love the name Snickerdoodle. It has always conjured up something very very special in my mind.
Kids love making messes in the kitchen and one thing I've discovered is that my daughter may criticise somthing I make but will almost always finish up what she makes! :D

Arundathi said...

Suparna - Thanks.

Divya Kudua - :-) lol - thanks!

homecooked - Yup, was quite impressed!

Siri - Yeah the kids kept giggling saying the name!

Aparna - How true! she made some crazy icecream and it tasted awful but she finished the whole thing.