Friday, November 19, 2010

Snickerdoodle Doodlebugs {mini snickerdoodles}

Do you know of anyone who doesn't like SNICKERDOODLES? I can't think of anyone. In fact, for most, they are a favorite! Maybe it is all the cinnamon and sugar...but I think I would like them even if I wasn't crazy about the taste of them...just because I love the NAME. Anyway, you are in for a real treat.

Last night my son walked in the door after work. He said, "Mom, the house smells sooo good and it isn't dinner." WHAT?????!! He quickly realized what he had said and quickly told his bff..."MY MOM MAKES THE BEST SNICKERDOODLES!" I didn't say a word and gave them snickerdoodles before dinner and AFTER dinner....because that is what Mommas are for, right?!


Mix together:

1 cup butter, room temp

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

Stir together:

2 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. sea salt


Roll into balls the size of walnuts.

Roll in mixture of 2 Tbsp. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. {3 of each if you like a lot!}

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake until lightly browned…but still soft...DO NOT OVER BAKE...your dog wont even think of them as a treat!

These cookies puff up at first…then flatten out
Bake @ 400 for 8 to 10 min.


While cookies are still warm, use a small cookie cutter and place in middle of cookie. Press gently and you have a little doodlebug.

*SIMPLY FRUGAL: SAVE the Snickerdoodle crusts for ice cream. Let ice cream soften a bit. Add the cookie crumbs and stir. ENJOY. These crumbs can be added to homemade ice cream, too...right before you put the finished ice cream into the freezer to harden.

*SIMPLY ADORABLE: Using scrap paper, use your scallop punch and make a top and a bottom. Place doodlebug in the middle. Wrap with ribbon. Perfect for Santa to take home to Mrs. Claus.

*These darlings are great sweet treats for holidays and for party favors as well!
I love adding baby bells for baby showers!!!


  1. Ok, these are just too adorable! Thank you for this. If I can get myself to be crafty enough to replicate, this will make a great gift for neighbors. Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for linking to the Swap!

  2. Yummy! I LOVE the way you decorated them : ) So cute!

  3. Stopping by from Kim's Saturday Swap -- I love snickerdoodles and I love the creative touches you did with them. The packaging is tres-adorable!

  4. THANK YOU, all! Kim...all you have to do is punch paper and use a scallop cookie cutter! You kiddies could help YOU! :) That is what happens when your hubby works 24 hr. shifts and you can't sleep...I guess!