Sometimes the best way to get things off your mind is to bake. I don’t know why, but sometimes it can just help you make things come into perspective. Airing dirty laundry isn’t my style and I haven’t had a way to blog about the things in my head without it sounding like I am doing so. I’ve decided to lay it out like this…2017 was a rough, rough, rough year for my family. It was many different things that added up and tangled within each other. From medical things to personal family matters, it just didn’t seem like there was as light at the end of the tunnel. I guess I’m lucky in a way though. My family can be pretty great. I have a few friends that I can tell you without them, I’d have been no where.
Sometimes you have to let go of the past and the future and just live in present. You can’t control others actions, you can’t beg them to be involved in your life…you can only hope and pray they make right choices and that they think of others feelings, wants, and needs. I’ve decided to give it up. I’m not going to let others negativity drag me down. No longer is it going to hurt me. It’s crazy I got all of this realization from a snickerdoodle cookie. It’s amazing the clarity you can get from just getting up and moving.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Shape dough by rounded tablespoons into balls. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-19 minutes or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.