Sugar, eggs, flour…

A little over a year ago, Noelle and I were shopping in a kitchen supply store (proper name omitted for copyright reasons—haha!), and I fell in love with a happy-faced spatula. Noelle surprised me with it as a gift, and now whenever I bake I send her a cell phone picture of my baked goods, with Happy Face Spatula (yes, that’s it’s name) stealing the show.

Happy Face Spatula and snickerydickerydoodles

Since we know you all love to share your recipes, and we’re NEVER known to just be totally random with our posts :-), can you guess what all this cookie talk is about? Details to come next week, but if you can guess where we are leading you, leave us a guess as a comment. Your sleuthing skills may be rewarded!

At the request of our readers, here is the recipe for the Snickerydickerydoodles!


1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup softened butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon



  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, vanilla, and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to foil.