One of my favorite, go to cookbooks is the Fannie Farmer Baking Book which is full of traditional baked goods Snickerdoodles, which I made today, are just one of the traditional baked goods from this amazing cookbook.
The Fannie Farmer Baking Book is chock full of traditional baked goods and the step by step instruction of basic techniques makes it my go to baking book. The recipes are traditional because they hold up and still taste good as time passes. The techniques are basic that every baker should be familiar with and the instructions are clear, understandable, and not intimidating. My copy shows that it is well used. The pages stained, hand written notes in the margins of our favorite recipes, the spine cracked and opening to the Strawberry Rhubarb pie Tom makes in multiples every year.
I made Snickerdoodles which are some of Tom’s favorites but I’ve modified the recipe over the years, leaving out what we don’t like (raisins, nuts) but the cookies are delicious. Tender but crispy and bursting with cinnamon. My only complaint about the recipe is it only makes 2 ½ – 3 dozen cookies (depending on how big you roll the cookies) and they are gone very, very quickly.
Do you have a go to cookbook? Is it stained at your favorite recipes?
- 1/2 cup (1 stick), softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture. Mix until combined.
- Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon.
- Scoop teaspoon full of dough and roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture.
- Place on parchment covered baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.