Let’s Bake! (Snickerdoodles Edition)

Let’s Bake! (Snickerdoodles Edition)

Welcome to my first ever baking post! This was originally posted in the beginning of April, but I made them again recently, and the recipe holds up!

The recipe I used was an old trusted one that I found years ago. The cookies come out soft which I prefer, I don’t like crunchy cookies. I normally half the recipe though, as it’s just me and Rory at home and it would take a while to get through all those cookies. You can find the recipe here. It makes 12 cookies

I took pictures while I baked, and I’m very happy with how the cookies turned out! They’re all gone now, but Rory and I really enjoyed them. I forgot how fun baking is, and how rewarding it is to eat something that you’ve made 😛

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (115 grams)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/8 cup of flour (1 cup, 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

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Butter, sugar and eggs get mixed together in a bowl.

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Then combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in another bowl, before throwing them in with the butter mixture and mixing it up.

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Then, while you cool that mixture in the fridge for a bit for some reason, mix together cinnamon and sugar in a little bowl. You’ll need it to dust the cookies in.

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Snickerdoodles ready to be baked

Then you scoop out your mixture into balls and sprinkle some of the cinnamon/sugar mixture onto it. You could also roll them in it, but I like sprinkling. I didn’t roll them very nicely either, but I just want to eat them so I’m not fussy.

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I baked them for around 15 minutes cause I forgot to preheat the oven. They came out smelling good, so I was hopeful. The toothpick came out clean as well, so I figured they were done. I also forget how much they expand during this part. Now, I let them cool.

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Snickerdoodles!!

There you have it, a quick little baking post. This was fun to do, I probably could’ve explained the recipe or process more.

Also, like I said at the beginning, I made some more recently.

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I had fun filming myself baking. So for those who read to the end, if you have time, you can watch a video of me baking if that’s at all interesting to you. I leave the choice to you 😛

Angela.

Blog Thoughts

Hey all! I wanted to do a post today about  some thoughts and happenings with my blog lately. Nothing major, I just wanted to talk about some things.

One, I changed my theme. I was getting bothered by the double Life of Angela on my homepage with the previous theme. This new one really appeals to me. Especially the crazy way that my posts fall down on my home page. It cracks me up. I also have a new header thanks to Katie, who’s done both Natalie and Kali‘s new header too!

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Two, you guys may have noticed that I’m reposting a lot of my older posts. I’ve been doing this for a while now, and I plan to continue it for most of the month. It gives me a little break from my previous crazy blogging schedule (remember that I used to do three posts a day, what a lunatic), and I am feeling the need for a bit of a break. I’ll still be posting twice a day, but one will be a repost from a while back to give me a breather. I just got done reposting a whole bunch of clothes/make up related posts. My next bunch of reposts will be all my bakings, as I’m super proud of all those. After that, I’m thinking wedding things, cause it’s getting up to our five month anniversary.

Three, I just wanted to say thanks to you guys for your continued support. It really means a lot. I have noticed a dip in engagement since moving over to self-hosted, but I did expect it. Your blog is still a lot more accessible if you’re still on wordpress.com rather than wordpress.org. I feel like I used to celebrate reaching a milestone every week before moving over, but it’s definitely slowed down. When I transferred over, I had 1133 subscribers, and now, three weeks later, I have 1196. The past three weeks before going self hosted, I went from 880 to 1100. There’s been a drop, or technically it’s slowed down. But as I said before, I expected it. Doesn’t stop my brain from getting bummed out about it though. Thanks brain.

This has sort of become a rant, so I’m going to cut it here. I didn’t mean to end it on a strange note, and I’m telling my brain and creativity to move past this and just keep writing. I’ve always enjoyed writing for my blog, and I plan to continue doing it for the next long while. I will still probably eyeball my stats, but I am learning to stop comparing with my previous site. While “Life of Angela” has been going since March, The Life of Angela.com is only three weeks in. I’d be lying if I said that I hadn’t now thought of staying on the free site for those sweet sweet stats. But then I would have run out of media space (pretty fast), and not own this wonderful little corner of the internet. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves why we did that thing in the first place right? 🙂

That’s all for my blog-related thoughts. If you made it to the end, thanks. I just wanted to get them off my chest. I don’t normally write posts like this, but it was really nice. If you have any blog thoughts you want to get off your chest, feel free to.

Angela.