Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tagged and Snickerdoodles

I say "freeze tag" because that what happens to me when someone tags me -- I freeze up! Actually, it's difficult to share things about myself with the entire world. Or at least there's the potential that the entire world will find my blog and read about me. I'm private and keep myself to myself for the most part.

With my husband being out of the country, I've found more time to blog this past week. It's been fun just talking and featuring other Etsy goodness here on these internet pages. However, today I was quite bored with sitting in front of my computer, or finishing up a custom order and decided I needed to bake. Once upon a time, in a far far land, I baked and cooked quite often. Don't believe me? Go ask my daughter: GreenLeafandOwl. Well, her name is actually Eva, but I like to call her GreenLeafandOwl.

Today is was Snickerdoodles. I wonder who named them Snickerdoodles. Adam? It sounds German, but I'm not sure. Where did they originate? I don't know. But if anyone here knows, please share the historical significance with us.

Recipe for Snickerdoodles (for all interested parties)
Servings: 1 (that's not totally true, but if left alone in a room by yourself with a batch of Snickerdoodles, I'm sure they would disappear within an hour).

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter, sugar and eggs together. Stir in remaining ingredients. Roll into balls and coat with a mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

Serve with coffee, tea or milk. Yum Yum Goodness!!

Now after you've made your batch of cookies, come back and read about Xenotees.

Xenotees is an interesting name. I get the "tees" part, but where did the "Xeno" come from? Snickerdoodles vs. Xenotees. Today is my "I wonder" day. I would be interested to know the history of the word "Xenotees."

I don't even know if I pronouce it correctly, since I've never spoken directly with Noelle (aka Xenotees) to ask her how to say it. I begin it like in the word "xylophone," but with an "n" in there following the "X." Is that right, Noelle?

There was a time in Etsy history when I saw Noelle's t-shirts on the front page of Etsy all the time. They looked great in all my favorite colors. I also saw alot of treasuries made by Noelle reach the front page as well. (For all those non-Etsy readers here, sorry if you don't know what I'm talking about). :-)

I finally decided to just "introduce" myself to her because I wanted to get to know her better and find out more about her shirts. Noelle is one of the nicest people I know on Etsy. She has a great sense of humor and we like to whine and complain (in a fun way, of course) about various Etsy things. I've bought 5 (I think) shirts from Noelle and will continue to buy more. I love them as sleep shirts because they are so comfortable and make me feel feminine. Oo, la, la!!

Thanks, Noelle, for the quality product and great designs on these t-shirts!!


ana carina said...

Ooohh, they look great!
And they sound funny too, snickerdoodles, ehehehe.

Hugs sweetie!

RunAliceRun said...

They were yummy!

Valerie said...

What a nice post!

Amy@AquaVelvet said...

Snickerdoodles + Xenotees, what a wonderful combination! ;~) Great sounding recipe. And yes, we do love the very famous Noelle!

fisheye said...

Hey Alice! Xenotees shirts are so cool, I bet you look great in them!

Amy said...

I can't tell you how happy I was to find cream of tartar in my cupboard!! I just made these with the kids. YUMMY!!!! Thanks so much for posting the recipe!

RunAliceRun said...

So glad they turned out, Amy! And they are super easy to make.