I admit it. I struggle with how large to make a cookie. When measuring out the dough that will inevitably bake into soft, chewy yumminess it needs to be the right size. Too little and your cookie comes out dry and crunchy; too big and it will be undercooked and raw in the center. When a recipe calls for 1-inch dough balls, I get nervous. When I am making them for someone else as a gift, I am extra nervous. So, I did something I've not done before; I made two test cookies...
It's hard to get even consistency even after doing the test cookies, but it did help me get a better idea of how big the dough balls should be. Once I determined the cookie on the left was a better size, I was able to get to work and make the treat bags for Christmas gifts to teachers.
Who doesn't like a Snickerdoodle? It's one of those cookies that avoids upsetting any allergies, and has a consistent texture. The perfect cookie. I hope the recipients agree.
Now, it's time to make some test cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. Oh, I can't wait to sample those and see what needs to be 'changed'. :)