2nd Runner Up….. Snickerdoodles in-a-hurry by Stephanie Roach

This contest was harder to judge than I thought it would be! So many great recipes sumbitted…. Stephanie’s was so tasty and easy. You all know how much time baking can call for, but this great recipe was so quick. Usually every pantry is stocked with the necessary items to make this cookie. Thank you Stephanie for submitting this recipe! I was worthy of any award….

Stephanie says, ” I’m a stay at home mom of two children with special needs. I’m dedicating my life to helping them reach their potential in whatever way I can, including teaching them to cook and bake right alongside me. My six year old son especially enjoys baking with me and runs to get his apron everytime I get down my mixing bowl. It is so much fun to include my kids, and before long, I’ll I’ll have two great bakers who can bake for me!”

Snickerdoodles in-a hurry

2 cups baking mix
1 lg pkg instant vanilla pudding mix (5 oz)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine baking mix, pudding, oil, butter, and eggs. Dough will be stiff. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls. Roll balls in cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on a greased ccolie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake 9-11 minutes or until slightly golden on edges. Do not overbake.

Variation 1: Eliminate sugar and cinamon. Add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Bake as directed.

Variation 2: Use chocolate pudding mix instead of vanilla and replace cinnamon and sugar with 1/2 cup powderd sugar. Bake as directed.