Monday, January 16, 2012

Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

We went to church yesterday. While it's important to us to go to church every week,  I would say there are places more "fun" to take small children. Children such as Little Carson David, age 22 months. I have included an account of a matter regarding Carson and church below the recipe, for those who would like to feel better about their own children. 

I made these for the church class I teach-a group of 8 11-year-olds, who are super fun because they are at an age when they appreciate treats. We get along very well, since I highly enjoy making treats for appreciative people.
The cream cheese made these super soft with a melt in your mouth texture that I just love in a snickerdoodle.

Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles
Makes 2 dozen cookies

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 package yellow cake mix
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
With electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the egg yolk and vanilla. Add the cake mix gradually.
In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.
Form dough into 2 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar to coat.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet, (I placed mine on the sheet as balls, and they stayed pretty round-if you want flatter cookies, press them down a little now) and bake 8-10 minutes.

An Account of the Joys of Bringing My Son Carson to Church:
Carson is different than my other children in that he does not hesitate to defend himself-even from children much larger than himself. If a child larger than Dylan or Owen were to snatch a toy from them, they would look hurt for a second or two, then find another toy. Carson will not only snatch the toy back, he will proceed to use the toy to beat the offender-thereby teaching them an important lesson about snatching toys. 

Carson is also the type of person who, upon seeing a baby with cute chunky cheeks-like many of us, gets the urge to just pinch those cheeks! And they're just so cute you want to eat them! Unfortunately, Carson takes these urges literally-with his fingernails and teeth. 

These three behaviors are not "ideal" behaviors for Carson's church class-a nursery of small children ages 18 months to 3 years. Since I teach a class of 11 year old's, Josh is thrilled to have the opportunity to police Carson in the nursery for 2 hours. Luckily, there was a big celebrity awards show-his FAVORITE thing- on TV last night, so he was able to relax and enjoy all the fashion and completely natural cleverly scripted celebrity banter with me.


  1. My children are happy to provide cute chubby cheeks for Carson to bite on.

  2. Well, they do have the cutest, most appealing Alicia! ;)