Recently I’ve been turning into quite the movie buff!
Throughout this summer, I’ve been watching tons of movies, which is pretty unusual for me. This week alone I watched 3 movies – Hugo, Casablanca, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was hilariously funny. I loved how all of the con men interacted with each other and were constantly trying to trick each other, most of the time to no success.
The thing I loved most about Hugo and Casablanca was the old-time feel of the movies. While Casablanca actually is an old black-and-white movie, Hugo is a modern movie about the very first silent movies of the early 1900s. There are a bunch of silent scenes mixed in that seem almost magical. If you haven’t seen it, definitely go rent it for tonight. It’s a great movie with a fascinating mystery, but the best part is definitely the silent clips.
And, for your movie night, instead of microwaving some way-too-buttery popcorn, make these cookies. Just like Hugo and Casablanca, they are delectably simple with an old-fashioned feel. There’s nothing more comforting than the combination of cinnamon and sugar, especially while you watch Rick and Ilsa’s love story.
What I love about these snickerdoodles how fluffy they are. They’re much more substantial than the ones I made last time, which means they’re better for both milk dunking and ice cream sandwiches (all of the important uses) 😉
Unfortunately, my movie/snickerdoodles have been forced to end early most nights. Drivers Ed at 8:00 in the morning means I have to wake up at 7:20, so going to bed way past midnight isn’t really an option. Worse, the class is just as boring as it’s been depicted in every pop culture reference I’ve seen. The classroom we’re in is also ridiculously over air conditioned, so you get to be freezing cold, too!SUPER fun!
The cookies do help though – something to look forward to after surviving the two hours of misery. Cookies always make every thing better!
Adapted from How Sweet it Is
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons of milk
1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, mixed together
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking tray with a silpat sheet or wax paper, or spray with nonstick spray.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mixing until combined. Stir in the flour mixture and stir the dough until it just comes together. Add in 1 – 2 tablespoons of milk if the dough is too crumbly. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, or freeze for 10 if you are rushed.
Remove the dough and roll into balls the size of 2-3 tablespoons. Place on the baking sheet, and sprinkle the tops of each cookie with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies are golden brown. Enjoy, and happy movies!
“Bake em again, Sam” 🙂