Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Emeril's Snickerdoodles... and Bacon?

Today's the big day...Preschool Christmas Party 2010!

If you recall, I'm in charge of seeing it all goes off without a hitch ~thus~ short on time!  I did want to share with you however, the Snickerdoodles my husband and daughter made for gifting. Emeril's recipe is wonderful...light, crisp and perfectly balanced!

Yesterday, we took a trip to that pork farm I'm always blabbing about...the line was down the street! My daughter's teachers are getting a tin of cookies and a pound of farm fresh bacon!  I know... they're going to think I am NUTS...but I don't care...I gift awesome bacon...that's what I do!

Below you'll see the bacon all wrapped up and looking pretty!  Wish us luck!

Snickerdoodles ~from Emeril Live
yields about 2 dozen cookies

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 cup shortening
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 3 tablespoons
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.

With a handheld or standing mixer, beat together the shortening and butter. Add the 1 1/2 cups sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour mixture and blend until smooth.

Mix the 3 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the dough, by hand, into 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar. Flatten the balls into 1/2-inch thick disks, spacing them evenly on unlined cookie sheets. Bake until light brown, but still moist in the center, about 12 minutes. Cool on a rack


Pam said...

Great cookies and who wouldn't love that bacon! We just bought some awesome bacon at our local Italian butcher shop. Yum!!! Hope all goes well and that you have a blast today with your daughter and her classmates! I remember those days well with the pandemonium!!!

Gabrielle (the sister) said...

I don't want to be friends with anyone who doesn't appreciate bacon. Even vegetarians have to admit that they miss it. I consider it cheating when I taste a delicious recipe only to discover that bacon is the secret ingredient. I think Adam Sandler should write a song about bacon. My favorite appetizer is bacon wrapped bacon sprinkled with bacon bits. I think I have had too much coffee this morning...I wonder if they make bacon flavored coffee?

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy and delicious cookies using bacon make more tast

Brownieville Girl said...

Lucky, lucky teachers, so much better than a mug!!

Cookies look wonderful.

Unknown said...

What a super great gift, I would never turn down bacon.

Katerina said...

Oh, I would love to be in that party. I am sure everyone enjoyed these little beauties. Big success!

The Food Hound said...

MORE people should gift bacon!!! Have fun with the preschoolers-- be glad you're not helping them all bake snickerdoodles for their parents, muahaha!!

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

For just a second I thought that the bacon was going in the snickerdoodles (hmmm... crazy? or not?)

Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Simply Life said...

oooh look at those perfect cookies!

Anonymous said...

Super recipe. Have happy holidays.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I think the bacon is a terrific idea and the cookies look wonderful. I'm sure the party will be great. Once it's over you can relax. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Unknown said...

Snickerdoodles have become my favorite cookie. They are just perfectly light and airy! I LOVE them! When I first saw the post I thought maybe Emeril's recipe had bacon in them....bacon could work!!

Joanne said...

Hmm maybe I should give up this whole med school thing to teach preschool. that seems like a way more lucrative option. Bacon AND snickerdoodles? you rock!