I think school has whacked me over the head enough that I finally am back to this limbo state- A state when everything aligns in the universe and the end result is free time.
That’s right, free time is limbo time to me. I don’t know what to do with myself whenever I don’t have homework or classes and this morning, it was really bad (warning the following paragraph are my exact thoughts, they are a mess):
“Well, I could go for a run but I want to wait until it warms up a little bit. Oh! I could watch morning television in which I haven’t watched in ages but I really don’t feel like sitting in front of the television. Well, I could get out my neglected Wii fit and stretch but I really don’t want to get on that thing because the Wii is going to yell at me so bad and I would rather get back on the dang board when I’ve at least lost some weight….”
To cut to the chase, I ended up baking cookies….
These are also Mike’s favorite and after the incident we had of him thinking the oat-bran cookies were Snicerkdoodles (it was a sad day for him that day) I decided that this is what I needed to bake for this beautiful Friday. (Plus Mike is in the office all day today so I can ship these cookies off with him- no temptation for me!)
The recipe is one I’ve had since I started my love of baking back in college and is a good staple to have around for those times you want to bake cookies for you or give as a gift. Easy, soft, and delicious!
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 none eggs
- 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2¾ cup flour
- 2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 400˚.
- Cream butter and shortening together- add sugar and continue to beat until fluffy and well blended. Mix in eggs until well incorporated. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and blend with butter mixture. Continue to mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Scoop out cookies (I used an ice cream scoop), dip in cinnamon/sugar mix, and place on cookie dough sheet covered in parchment paper. Once all cookies are dipped, flatten with the palm of your hand just slightly. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are browned slightly (these cookies are easy to over bake!)