Making sweet little memories

Snickerdoodle Bread can be a nice way to let someone know they are special.

When your mom’s birthday is coming up and she makes a food request, you find a way to make it.

That’s especially true now when you have to celebrate the small things because the big things just can’t happen.

Here’s a reminder about how small things also matter. I have a friend whose daughter, Audrey, turned 5 last weekend. Since she wasn’t going to have a big party with all her friends, her mom asked friends to send things related to help decorate based on her birthday theme, swans and seahorses.

After the party, she took all those items and put them in a scrapbook for her daughter.

Even though there wasn’t a big party, a big crowd or a big activity to attend, Audrey thought it was amazing.

“Even though the germ is here and we have to wear masks, this is the best birthday ever,” Audrey told her mom.

It all serves as a reminder that sometimes the celebration is in the little things. Like making a treat your mom suggests just because she’s special.

Mom enjoys a good snickerdoodle cookie and honestly so do I.

I have made snickerdoodle muffins, waffles and even made s’mores using snickerdoodles instead of graham crackers.

She sent me a photo for Snickerdoodle Bread with the message “make this for me.” I was game to give it a try. Off to the internet I went to search for a recipe.

There were several that used cinnamon baking chips, but in a time when I’m picking up groceries instead of going inside, these weren’t available. I’m not even sure if local stores keep them in stock. I had to find an alternate recipe that was pretty similar, minus the cinnamon baking chips.

Thankfully, it wasn’t hard to find.

The main tip I have for this recipe is the outer crust of the bread can get a little crispy. Watch it near the end of the baking time so it doesn’t get over baked on the outside.

Does it taste just like a snickerdoodle?

Kind of, but it’s hard to top a snickerdoodle cookie.

No matter how you slice it, making this bread was a fun idea for a special treat.

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1740 or bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com.

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