soft snickerdoodles

Soft Snickerdoodles

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 3/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons cream of tarter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Begin beating butter in mixing bowl.  Add sugar and eggs and beat until fluffy.

In small bowl, combine flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt.  Mix flour mixture into butter mixture until combined, scraping down side of bowl as needed.  Do not over beat.

Place dough and baking pan(s) in refrigerator to chill.

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3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Form chilled dough into balls.  Roll balls in cinnamon sugar mixture and place on ungreased and chilled baking pans.

Bake 14-15 minutes in 350 degree oven.  Allow to cool only a minute before removing from pan.

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french toast casserole

French Toast Casserole


8 eggs

1 1/2 cups half and half

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


16 slices french bread

1 stick, 1/2 cup, butter

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

3/4 cup pecans, chopped

cinnamon sugar

Day before baking: whisk eggs in medium size bowl.  Add remaining top ingredients and whisk together.  Pour 1/3 of mixture into 9 x 13 baking dish.

Cover egg mixture with one layer of bread slices.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and then drizzle with another third of the egg mixture.  Make another layer of bread slices, cinnamon sugar and drizzle with remaining egg mixture.  Cover and place pan in fridge overnight.

Put butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, maple syrup and pecans in separate 9 x 13 baking pan.  Cover and set aside.

Morning of baking: heat oven to 350 degrees.  Put baking pan with butter/brown sugar mixture in oven to melt while oven is heating.  Once melted, remove from oven and stir in baking pan.

Place bread slices from other pan on top of melted butter and nut mixture forming two layers.  Sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar.

Bake for 40 minutes until bubbling, puffed and browning.

Serve ‘upside down’ with additional maple syrup.

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