Friday, June 19, 2009

Snickerdoodle Blossoms and a huge sigh of relief

I have to admit, I don't panic often. I am usually in control to the point where I am annoying. I do not like surprises or to be thrown a curve. So when I got an email from my daughter's little league committee yesterday afternoon at 3:20, that everyone was expected to bring a salad or dessert to the picnic the next day at 3:00pm, I admit I panicked. I fell into the dessert category and now I thank my lucky stars I did, because I was able to make these beauties:

These awesome, delicious and simply fantastic cookies comes from Monica, over at Lick the Bowl Good. Her blog is soooo good. I have looked through pretty much the whole thing and yummy is the word that comes to mind. So go visit her if you haven't already, you won't be disappointed and maybe one of her recipes will save you the way it saved me. Monica posted these cookies just the other day and I printed it out to make at a later date, then this email comes and I am thinking what do I have, what can I make and then it hit me, I have these:

Everything I needed was on hand and it promised to make 4-5 dozen. Perfect. Then I had and idea, I decided to break out my favorite mini muffin pan, and bake them in that instead of just a flat cookie. Man, they turned out fantastic, even the husband was duly impressed. Hence, the sigh of relief.

Snickerdoodle Blossoms
1/2 cup wite sugar
1/2 cup packed, brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
48 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
Heat oven to 375.
Combine 1/2 cup white sugar,brown sugar and butter in large mixing bowl.
Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, vanilla and salt; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; and add flour and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. If dough is too soft, refrigerate for 1/2 hour. I reccomend doing that, makes it easier to handle. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll dough balls into cinnamon sugar mixture.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie and sprinkle remianing cinnamon sugar mixture over them while they are still warm. Remove from sheets; cool completely on a wire rack.
*Instead of the cookie sheets, I put the rolled dough into my mini muffin pan and baked the same amount of time, maybe a few minutes more, took them out, placed choc kiss in and still sprinkled the cinnamon sugar over the top.
*If you do it the way I did, be careful not to make the dough balls too big or it will be hard to get them out of the pan.

The house smelled incredible and the result was so good. It is like having a chocolate kiss surrounded by a snickerdoodle cookie. I cannot thank Monica enough, because she saved me and because there is a new favorite cookie in my house now. This one will even make its way onto my holiday cookie trays, that's how good they are. So wether you do the original version or my version with a little twist, try these and you will see they are "keeper worthy".

C'mon, try one, you know you want to. I hope the other teeball moms will be impressed.


  1. What a cute mini muffin pan! I want one!!! I wish I had more cabinet space in my kitchen. Those cookies look too cute as well. I am trying to figure out what kind of cupcakes to make for my daughter's All Star soccer tournament this weekend..I will have to check out the blog you recommended.. :-)

  2. Those looks scrumptious!!! I haven't christened my new mini-muffin pan yet. These would be perfect.

  3. I've had my mini muffin pan for AGES and it's still unused. This would be a tasty way to break it in.

  4. The other moms will certainly be impressed, I know I am! Those cookies look gooooooood!

  5. My kids would be crazy for these! Love that pan!

  6. Yup, I totally wanted to make these, too! Yours look awesome :)

  7. I love my mini-muffin pan, too and I haven't used it in a looong time! Perfect way to do these yummy cookies :)

  8. These are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, I am very impressed. I really want a mini-muffin pan!

  9. I'm so glad you made these and even more excited that you made them. I like your twist on them- so adorable!

    You're right these would be good on a holiday cookie tray!

    Thanks for the shout out to my blog- I appreciate it :-)

  10. These are beauties!! I can't wait to tell my sister about this..

  11. what a great little snickerdoodle....

  12. I just bought kisses today. I can't wait to try these out!

  13. These do look yummy! Looks like something my daughter could make.

  14. Oh yum, I would never think to make a snickerdoodle into a blossom! I could eat a hundred of these!

  15. I'm sure everyone was impressed! These look fabulous! Peanut butter blossoms are some of my favorite cookies, but my husband and son are allergic to nuts, so I don't get to make them anymore... this is a perfect solution for me!

  16. Oooo kind of like cookie/cupcakes! How cute. These remind me of those chocolate button cookies you see at bakeries sometimes. Delish.

  17. Denise those look great! I also saw them on Monica's site. They wouldn't last long at all around here. I posted your Tropical Coconut bread....that is sooo good!!! Thanks!

  18. Looks absolutely delicious! These are's just so easy and fun to pop several into my mouth at once!

  19. First of all, I love that your daughter plays little league. I'm a softball player myself and quoting "A League of Their Own"- Dirt in the skirt! From a girl whose little league treats consisted of Twinkies and Capri Suns, you outdid yourself :)

  20. Man oh Man those look good, I will add these to my Christmas Goody Baskets!

  21. Okay, I gotta get over my laziness about making cookies! I totally thought these looked yummy on Monica's blog but I love your twist! The thicker cookie makes them softer and more chewy, just the way I like my cookie!

    The teeball mamas are going to be so jealous!

  22. I am SO trying these, kidding, I am waiting till Friday when you bring them down to visit us! They sound fabulous.

  23. Those look awesome!!! Definitely saving this to delicious!

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